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Abbey Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Rumburgh, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3848 / 52°23'5"N

Longitude: 1.4467 / 1°26'48"E

OS Eastings: 634650

OS Northings: 281895

OS Grid: TM346818

Mapcode National: GBR XN6.DKZ

Mapcode Global: VHM6W.1B55

Plus Code: 9F439CMW+WM

Entry Name: Abbey Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032084

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282075

Location: Rumburgh, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Rumburgh

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Rumburgh with South Elmham All Saints St Michael and All Angels and St Felix

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Moated farmhouse, on the site of the conventual buildings of the Benedictine Priory associated with the church, dissolved in 1528, of which no trace remains within the present house. Mid C16. Timber-framed and roughcast; plain tiled roof. The internal chimney-stack has a plain red brick shaft. Plain barge-boards to gables. Basic 3-cell internal chimney and cross-entry form, with a later lobby entrance; 6 bays. 2 storeys and attics 3 windows to the upper storey and 5 to the ground storey, all of cross form, some early C20 replacements. Mid C19 enclosed and gabled porch with double doors.
Interior with good, plain timbering exposed. The rooms to each side of the stack have main beams with chamfer and ogee stops with bar and similar joists, set flat. On the rear wall of the room to the south of the stack, housings for a 5-light diamond-mullioned window replaced by a 3-light window with ovolo-moulded mullions and intermediate wooden bars. Both ground floor fireplaces have timber lintels. The service area is still divided into 2, with the floor on a higher level and a half-cellar below, apparently an
original feature. Main posts with long arched braces removed. Side-purlin roof, much altered, which at one time had dormers. Various lean-to's and extensions at the rear, modernised.

Listing NGR: TM3465081895

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