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Brook Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Charsfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1595 / 52°9'34"N

Longitude: 1.2944 / 1°17'39"E

OS Eastings: 625427

OS Northings: 256369

OS Grid: TM254563

Mapcode National: GBR VN1.J25

Mapcode Global: VHLB9.DZ4C

Entry Name: Brook Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286415

Location: Charsfield, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Charsfield

Built-Up Area: Charsfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Charsfield with Debach St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 25 NE
5/1 Brook Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Late C15 with C16 and C17 additions and alterations. Timber
framed with colourwashed render and plain tiled roof. Two storeys. 3-cell
plan, originally with open hall. Entrance front: entrance door at left of
centre on line with screens passage. Gabled porch in front. To left of
this a window of 4 x 3 panes and at right 2 further similar windows and one
of 3x3 panes. To first floor are 4 windows of 4 x 4 panes all having a
central casement light. To ridge at right is a chimney stack of 2 flues
and to left a later 2-flue stack. Righthand gable end has C20 French
window at ground floor. First floor window of 3 x 3 panes with central
casement and 2-light attic casement. Slightly recessed and at right of
this is a C19 or C20 addition. Left hand gable end: ground and first floor
windows each of 4 x 3 panes with a central casement. Rear: at right and
left are single-storey projecting gabled service additions. To right of
these at ground floor level is one window of 4 x 3 panes with central
casement and a first floor single-light window. To the centre are one 2-
light and one 3-light casements and to the first floor at right is a C19
three-light casement and at left a C16 window of 6 casement lights with
diamond-section mullions. To the first floor at left of this is a cross-
window and a window of 5-lights with diamond-section mullions. To ground
floor at far left is a single-light casement.
Interior: C16 chamfered ceiling beams to present sitting room, formed from
lower area of the open hall. Joists with broach stops. Present dining
room was originally 2 service rooms. Present kitchen probably a C17
addition and originally a parlour with panelling which has moulded muntins
and continous cross-rail to 3 walls. Ceiling beam with doubled angle beads
and decorative end stops. Plain joists; probably indicating that the
ceiling was originally plastered. Baffle-entry plan inserted with winder
staircase at the time of the building of the chimney in the late C16 or
early C17. Chamfered ceiling beams and close studding to the first floor
rooms and one 4-centred fireplace surround of moulded brick. Open truss
with braces forming a 4-centred arch.

Listing NGR: TM2542756369

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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