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Downs Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Mary, South Elmham otherwise Homersfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4077 / 52°24'27"N

Longitude: 1.355 / 1°21'17"E

OS Eastings: 628293

OS Northings: 284147

OS Grid: TM282841

Mapcode National: GBR WLK.1D7

Mapcode Global: VHL95.FRP4

Plus Code: 9F43C953+3X

Entry Name: Downs Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282267

Location: St. Mary, South Elmham Otherwise Homersfield, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP20

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: St. Mary, South Elmham otherwise Homersfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Homersfield St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 28 SE
3/7 Downs Farmhouse

- II

Former farmhouse. Mid C16 and early C18. 2 storeys and attics; L-shaped
form, with a cross-wing on the right. Timber-framed; faced in C19 red brick
on the ground floor and the gable of the wing, the remainder rendered. Black
glazed pantiles. An internal chimney-stack to the main range, the upper part
rebuilt, with 4 attached square moulded shafts on a moulded base. Various old
casement windows, 4-light, 3-light and 2-light, some small-paned. At the
back, one old square leaded-paned 3-light casement window with transome.
Lobby-entrance to the main range: a C19 enclosed and gabled porch in red brick
with clay pantiled roof has the Adair monogram above the doorway; the door has
4 flush panels. The early C18 main range has only main posts and main beams,
with small chamfer, exposed. Original upper ceilings. The butt-purlin roof
has a ridge-piece and intermediate collars between trusses. The mid C16
cross-wing is in 3 bays: ground floor ceilings with cross-beams, heavy
unchamfered joists set flat. The upper ceilings are a later insertion. The
roof was renewed in the C19, but the cambered tie-beams have mortices for

Listing NGR: TM2829384147

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