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Latitude: 52.1671 / 52°10'1"N
Longitude: 1.2108 / 1°12'38"E
OS Eastings: 619678
OS Northings: 256948
OS Grid: TM196569
Mapcode National: GBR VMY.0Z6
Mapcode Global: VHLB7.XSZL
Entry Name: Elm Farmhouse
Listing Date: 22 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1033040
English Heritage Legacy ID: 279728
Location: Helmingham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Helmingham
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Helmingham St Mary
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
HELMINGHAM OTLEY ROAD
TM 15 NE
4/109 Elm Farmhouse
Farmhouse; early C17, with a cross-wing of late C14 or early C15 to right. 3-
cell cross passage entrance plan. Two storeys and attics. Timber framed and
plastered; a C17 exposed gable tiebeam to left is embattled. Plaintiled
roofs; an axial C17 chimney of red brick and another to rear of parlour cell
to left, both have oblong shafts with complex moulded plinths. Mainly mid C20
casements; some C19 casements at rear. Early C19 6-panelled entrance door
with pediment. In a parlour to left is a plaster ceiling with early C17
motifs including roses and fleur-de-lys, and an elliptical arched fireplace.
A 2-bay cross-wing to right has massive medieval framing: widely spaced
studding. An open truss in the 2-bay chamber has long 2-centred arch braces
to the cambered tie beam and an altered coupled rafter roof. A smoke
blackened partition demonstrates that an open hall stood on the site of the
C17 range. A further bay was added to front of cross wing in C17, and a l 1/2
storey wing to the right. All C17 roofs are of wind braced butt purlin type.
A partial medieval moat.
Listing NGR: TM1967856948
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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