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Fir Tree Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Syleham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.356 / 52°21'21"N

Longitude: 1.252 / 1°15'7"E

OS Eastings: 621546

OS Northings: 278078

OS Grid: TM215780

Mapcode National: GBR VKN.CB9

Mapcode Global: VHL9H.N16R

Entry Name: Fir Tree Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032923

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280070

Location: Syleham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Syleham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Syleham St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 27 NW
5/121 Fir Tree Farmhouse
-- II

Farmhouse. Late C14. Timber framed, mostly plastered, with a thatched roof.
2 storeys. A former open hall house with storied accommodation at each end.
C19 and C20 casement windows. C20 plank door into cross-passage. Axial
stack, the shaft rebuilt. Set back to the right a small single storey
thatched addition with a small gable stack. Fine original paired service
doorways with 2-centre arches. At each end of the cross-passage are 2
sections of medieval studded plank doors, almost certainly from a church.
Queen-post roof: the open truss has an arched-braced cambered tie beam (one
brace removed) and square queen posts with heavy braces to arcade plates and
cambered collar; the collar is said to carry a further truss, possibly a king
post to the roof ridge. Studding largely intact; the upper part of one 6-
light diamond-mullioned hall window is exposed and there is evidence for the
other. Stack inserted against upper end of hall. A timber set against the
upper part of the stack may be part of a former timber-framed chimney. The
solar end was partly rebuilt and extended by one bay in early C17.

Listing NGR: TM2154678078

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