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Messuage Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kenton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2525 / 52°15'9"N

Longitude: 1.2083 / 1°12'30"E

OS Eastings: 619087

OS Northings: 266444

OS Grid: TM190664

Mapcode National: GBR VLS.LBV

Mapcode Global: VHL9V.WNN2

Entry Name: Messuage Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032302

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281560

Location: Kenton, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Kenton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 16 NE
1/136 Messuage Farmhouse
- II

Former farmhouse. Mid C14 section to right with successive in-line additions
of mid C16, C18 and C19, forming a single long range. Part timber framed, the
C18 and C19 work in brick, all with textured render applied in 1986. Pantiled
roof. C14 section to right is 1 1/2 storeys, the remainder 2 storeys. Main part
has 3 windows: late C19 6-paned sashes to left and right; to centre is a C19
small-paned former shop window and above a 4-paned sash window. 1 1/2-storey
section has a further 6-paned sash window and a small 2-light casement. 2
stacks with plain red brick shafts, both in the 2-storey section, the older
one to the right. 2 mid C20 doors to rear. Interior. C14 section comprises
the upper bay and part of the lower bay of a former open hall. The open truss
has an arched-braced cambered tie beam, the centre portion cut away. This
carries octagonal queen-posts, broach-stopped to a square base; the base and
head have a single bold roll-moulding. Intact braces to the collar and arcade
plates, all nailed in position. Roof has heavily sooted coupled rafters.
This is a very early example of a queen-post roof. Widely-spaced C14
studding. The upper end wall has a heavier central stud with a pair of
reverse-curved braces to the tie beam. The rear wallplate has a stop-splayed
scarf joint although the arcade plates have edge-halved scarfs. Evidence for
doorway into former parlour end. Right gable end has plain studding, perhaps
early C17; the inserted floor is supported on a ledge of re-used moulded
timber. 2-bay C16 section, one narrow bay containing the stack, with evidence
for a former lobby entry doorway. Both floors have chamfered-joist ceilings
and some good heavy studding with evidence for original windows. Good C16
moulded door on upper floor. Roof has a single row of butt purlins with
cranked wind braces.

Listing NGR: TM1917766229

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

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