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The Woodlands

A Grade II Listed Building in Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3028 / 52°18'10"N

Longitude: 0.9458 / 0°56'44"E

OS Eastings: 600942

OS Northings: 271271

OS Grid: TM009712

Mapcode National: GBR SH5.RXM

Mapcode Global: VHKD2.BDV1

Plus Code: 9F428W3W+48

Entry Name: The Woodlands

Listing Date: 15 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281793

Location: Walsham-le-Willows, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Walsham-le-Willows

Built-Up Area: Walsham Le Willows

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Walsham-le-Willows St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Farmhouse, C16, early and mid C17. Timber-framed; painted roughcast render;
plaintiles. 2 storeys and attics; L-shaped form. North-south range with
internal stack and lobby-entrance: chimnmey with 4 short attached hexagonal
shafts on a moulded base. 2 old 3-light casement windows to each floor, all
with transome, pintle hinges and square leaded panes. The jettied south gable
end has a similar window to the upper floor below a boxed-in projecting tie-
beam, and an Edwardian canted bay to the ground floor with marginal glazing to
French doors. A 2-storey porch with lead-covered flat roof has a 2-light
square-leaded-paned window to the upper floor and an added open gabled porch
extension. 4-panelled door with sunk panels, the top 2 glazed. On the rear
wall one early C17 ground floor window: mullion-and-transome, the mullions
chamfered externally but ovolo-moulded inside; diamond leading, also to one
small single-light upper window. The east-west range has 2 4-light, one 3-
light and 2 cross windows, all similar to those in the other range, with
square leaded panes. A red brick gable end with chimney-stack on the east,
corbels at eaves, plain coping and shaft. Doorway with moulded jambs,
bolection mould to architrave and triangular pediment; half-glazed door. On
the rear wall a large red-brick stepped stack, set externally, and a c19 brick
and flint single storey lean-to. Interior in 4 phases, the earliest a 2-bay'
section in the north-west corner, originally an unheated parlour wing, now
divided up: good close-studding, cambered tie-beam with long arched braces,
roof with clasped purlins and no principals, an original window in the apex of
the gable altered to a doorway. Added to this section, and possibly replacing
an older part of the complex, is a 2-cell lobby-entrance range in 5 bays
aligned north-south. Interior with good studding exposed on upper floor;
chamfer and curved stops to ground-floor ceiling-beams; blocked windows on the
upper floor, and a C18 fireplace surround with eared architrave. Roof with
clasped purlins, fitted into cut-away sections of the full principal rafters,
and very small windbraces. The east-west range is in 2 phases, all with plain
timbering and some main ceiling-beams exposed: the earlier part, on right, in
3 bays, contains a large kitchen and 2 adjoining service rooms; the gable end
wall to this part, with Jacobean carving to the overhanging tie-beam, now
forms an inner wall to the left end of this range, originally not accessible
from inside the house. The roof over the whole east-west range has 2 rows of
butt purlins and very large principal rafters. This building is very well
documented, and had reached its present form by 1662 or earlier. A probate
inventory for John Salkeld (d.1699), who lived there for many years, details
the rooms recognisably as they are today. See D.P Dymond 'Archaeology &
History' p.151, and S. Colman'Post Medieval Houses in Suffolk' Procs. Suff.
Inst. Arch & Hist., Vol XXXIV Pt.3 p.188.

Listing NGR: TM0094271271

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