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White House Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorndon, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2857 / 52°17'8"N

Longitude: 1.131 / 1°7'51"E

OS Eastings: 613648

OS Northings: 269903

OS Grid: TM136699

Mapcode National: GBR TJY.QRK

Mapcode Global: VHL9M.KT84

Entry Name: White House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032358

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281383

Location: Thorndon, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Thorndon

Built-Up Area: Thorndon

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Thorndon with Rishangles All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
3/102 White House Farmhouse
- II
Former farmhouse. Mid C16 rear wing, the forwardmost cell of which is now
incorporated into the front range. Remainder of front range is a 3-cell
addition of c.1600. Later C17 alterations. A large house of L-shape plan.
Timber framed, mainly plastered. Front roof slope of front range has old
plaintiles; the remainder is pantiled. 2 storeys and attic. 4 windows, C19
(first floor) and mid C20 (ground floor) casements. One small original
mullioned window below the stack and others to the rear and right gable. 2
doorways with mid C20 boarded doors. Internal stack with 3 octagonal shafts
(rebuilt mid C20) on original moulded bases. Rear wing has internal stack
with rendered shaft. Internally much of the frame is exposed, with some good
close studding and blocked ovolo-mullioned windows of c.1600 in the front
range. The hall has an axial bridging beam with ovolo moulding and soffit
carved with a band of laurel leaves; ovolo joists with nicked stop-chamfers;
ovolo cornice. Parlour has ovolo axial bridging beam with recessed soffit and
plain joists. The parlour fireplace has small remains of a hoodmoulded brick
arch. Rear wing comprises the earlier farmhouse, later used as service rooms.
This wing has evidence for cross-entry doorways and the former service
partition. Incomplete plank and muntin screen with 4-centre arched doorway.
Above is a 3-bay room with 2 cambered tie beams carrying a queen-post roof.
Newel stair by stack, probably C16. In later C17 the front range was given a
butt-purlin roof which extended across the parlour cell of the rear wing, the
walls of this section being raised about O.7m.

Listing NGR: TM1364869903

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