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Gatehouse Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Laxfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3043 / 52°18'15"N

Longitude: 1.3324 / 1°19'56"E

OS Eastings: 627284

OS Northings: 272588

OS Grid: TM272725

Mapcode National: GBR WMP.FPH

Mapcode Global: VHL9R.1BQT

Entry Name: Gatehouse Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280139

Location: Laxfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Laxfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Laxfield All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 27 SE

4/19 Gatehouse Farmhouse

-- II

Farmhouse. Early C16 with a small C14 core. Extended to left c.1971. Timber
framed and plastered with a thatched roof. 2 storeys and attic. 3-cell form.
Various casement windows, mainly C18, with C20 diamond-leaded glass. One mid
C20 dormer. Internal stack rebuilt mid C20 with 2 shafts set diamondwise. 2
mid C20 doors at rear. Much good quality structure is exposed. 2-bay hall
with heavy plain joists and solid arched braces between wall posts and
bridging beam (one missing). Stack inserted into upper bay of hall c.1700,
preceded by a smaller smoke bay, also in the upper end of the hall. One 4-
centre arched service doorway remains. Plain parlour joists, one half of the
ceiling raised. In rear wall of parlour, adjacent to the gable end, a blocked
C14 doorway (in situ) with 2-centre arched head. The gable end wall is also
C14 although the studding is lost; evidence for a ground floor window with
heavy square mullions. From its position adjacent to a gable end it seems
likely the doorway led into another wing or perhaps a stair tower. Hall
chamber has open truss with arched-braced tie beam. Queen-post roof,
originally half-hipped. The roof was partly renewed after a fire in 1971.

Listing NGR: TM2728472588

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

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