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Elm Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Helmingham, Suffolk

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033040

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279728

Location: Helmingham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

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

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Listing Text

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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