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Orbells Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Langham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2914 / 52°17'29"N

Longitude: 0.8987 / 0°53'55"E

OS Eastings: 597780

OS Northings: 269878

OS Grid: TL977698

Mapcode National: GBR SHB.61S

Mapcode Global: VHKD1.JNFR

Entry Name: Orbells Farm

Listing Date: 15 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032215

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281767

Location: Langham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Langham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Langham St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/11/2017

TL 96 NE, 4/22

Orbells Farm

(Formerly listed as: The Briars)


Former farmhouse. Early C17. Timber-framed; rendered, with chequerwork
panels of C20 pargetting; plain tiles. Two storeys and attics; 3-cell lobby-
entrance form. The internal chimney-stack has three attached hexagonal shafts
with corbelled heads, set on a rectangular base. 3-light small-paned C20
casement windows, those on the upper floor smaller; gable-end windows to the
attics, that on the left original, of five lights with small diamond mullions;
above the C20 gabled and enclosed porch a 3-light original window with ovolo-
moulded mullions. To the right, a single-storey lean-to attached to the gable
end, with a wide fixed small-paned window, formerly contained a shop.
Interior with framing exposed: widely-spaced substantial studding; middle
rail; two open fireplaces with plain timber lintels; a rounded back to the
brickwork on the right. To each side of the stack the main beams are
chamfered with curved stop and jewel. Remains of service-end partition,
opened up, indicates position of two service doors, but the end bay has no signs
of a division. Joists in the three rooms vary: all are plain and set flat, but
are roughest, and possibly reused, in the service end, smallest in the centre
room, largest and best finished at the right end. From inside, it appears the
lobby-entrance is secondary, but there is no clear indication of a cross-
entry. Newel stair by stack; main posts with long jowls and arched braces
removed; original attics. Rafters C20 renewed; some wind braces and side
purlins remain.

Listing NGR: TL9778069878

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

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