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Fairfield Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Soham, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3437 / 52°20'37"N

Longitude: 0.3339 / 0°20'1"E

OS Eastings: 559082

OS Northings: 274299

OS Grid: TL590742

Mapcode National: GBR N8P.17X

Mapcode Global: VHHJM.QCW5

Plus Code: 9F4288VM+FH

Entry Name: Fairfield Lodge

Listing Date: 17 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126419

English Heritage Legacy ID: 48887

Location: Soham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Soham

Built-Up Area: Soham

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Soham St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

Tagged with: Gatehouse

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Fairfield Lodge


The original house was built in mid C16, of two bays and cross-
passage plan with gable end to the road. In the early C17 the
wing to the left hand was added, and the plan of the house was
converted to one of hall and crosswing with a lobby-entry.
Crosswing, timber framed, plaster rendered with steeply pitched
tile roof, with a gablet at the rear. Large ridge stack, cut
down, at junction with hall. Two storeys. Two C20 casements to
gable end and to side wall. Hall, early C17 also timber framed,
plaster rendered with gable end to left-hand rebuilt in gault
brick. Two storeys. Three C20 casements. Modern door in
original doorway to early C17 lobby-entry. Interior. The plan
of the original two-bayed mid C16 house remains intact. In the
service end, the partition wall between the buttery and pantry
survives, as do the two service doorways off the cross-passage,
one with its original arched head. The opposing entries to the
cross-passage have been blocked and a staircase inserted, but an
early C17 screen with square, sunken panelling and a frieze of
strapwork remains. The hall has an original quartered floor
frame with moulded and leaf stopped main beams, and an original
hearth of clunch. There is curved bracing between the jowled
posts and the tie-beams. A pair of posts, unjowled, and without
a tie-beam form an intermediate bay in the service end. The
roof is of side purlin construction and of substantial
scantling. There are straight wind braces between rafters and
purlins. No sooted rafters were visible. The early C17 wing is
in two bays. The hearth is of brick and abuts the mid C16
hearth. The floor joists are carried on a chamfered clamp. The
main beam is chamfer stopped. At first flor, there are braces
between posts and tie-beams and a middle rail or side girth
about three feet below the wall plate. The roof is also of side
purlin construction but of light scantling and without wind

Listing NGR: TL5908274299

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