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Whitings Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Mendlesham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2359 / 52°14'9"N

Longitude: 1.0777 / 1°4'39"E

OS Eastings: 610252

OS Northings: 264208

OS Grid: TM102642

Mapcode National: GBR TKG.WTX

Mapcode Global: VHL9Z.M2M9

Plus Code: 9F4363PH+93

Entry Name: Whitings Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180535

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281618

Location: Mendlesham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Mendlesham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Mendlesham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 16 SW
5/33 Whitings Farmhouse

-- II
Former farmhouse. C15 with C16-C17 alterations; later C17 in-line addition to
right. Timber framed and plastered. Roof thatched to front and pantiled to
rear. Core comprises a former open hall house, probably of 3-cell form. 1½
storeys. Various windows, mainly casements. One sash window with glazing
bars to hall. Slatted windows to extreme right. One dormer. 2 boarded
doors. Stack has white brick shaft, partly rendered, set just to rear of roof
ridge. Interior. C15 studding shows evidence for diamond-mullioned windows.
One tension brace visible in rear wall. Any open truss removed and the
massive posts carrying it cut back flush with wall. Blocked front cross-entry
doorway with 4-centred arch. Remains of similar doorway in service partition
and another re-positioned against stack. Substantial plain joists in service
end. Inserted hall ceiling has cased bridging beam and closely-set heavy
plain joists. Lintol over hall fireplace is probably C17. Roof timbers
mostly concealed; a few sooted rafters visible behind stack. Later end,
latterly used as a dairy, has plain full-height studding and plain joists set
flat. This end becoming derelict at time of survey (September 1987).

Listing NGR: TM1025264208

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