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Willow Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Elmswell, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2425 / 52°14'33"N

Longitude: 0.9168 / 0°55'0"E

OS Eastings: 599239

OS Northings: 264488

OS Grid: TL992644

Mapcode National: GBR SHX.BMP

Mapcode Global: VHKD7.VW1S

Entry Name: Willow Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 November 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281124

Location: Elmswell, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Elmswell

Built-Up Area: Elmswell

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Elmswell St John the Divine

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


5/21 Willow Farmhouse

-- II

Farmhouse, C15 with late C16/early C17 alterations. One storey and attics; a
2-storey with attics cross-wing added to left. A 3-cell open hall house.
Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched roof, half-hipped at right-hand end.
Two C18/C19 gabled plaintiled dormers, one with 3 leaded-glazed lights. An
axial early C17 chimney of red brick, with a frieze of red terracotta tiles
forming a diaper pattern. An external service chimney to left is similar, but
also has a sawtooth shaft. Late C18 or early C19 3-light casements. Mid C20
battened and boarded entrance door. A single-storey extension to left of
C17/C18, and a lean-to C19 extension to right. Interior: The smoke-encrusted
open hall roof was originally of crownpost form: the post has been damaged
during later alterations by the removal of the octagonal shaft below the
braces, and is no longer in the structure. It has a plain splayed capital
with 4-centred curved solid plank braces. The hall has widely-spaced tension-
braced studding, and a.blocked 4-centred arched cross-entry doorway. The
cross-wing was added c.1600, when basecrucks were inserted at the upper level
at the junction with the service cell of the older building.

Listing NGR: TL9923964488

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