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Fishpond Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3129 / 52°18'46"N

Longitude: 0.9346 / 0°56'4"E

OS Eastings: 600134

OS Northings: 272361

OS Grid: TM001723

Mapcode National: GBR SGZ.WNG

Mapcode Global: VHKD2.44Y9

Plus Code: 9F428W7M+4R

Entry Name: Fishpond Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182295

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281825

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

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: 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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3/80 Fishpond Farmhouse


Former farmhouse. C16, with possibly older core. Timber-framed, formerly
rendered, but encased c.1920 in red and white brick, now whitewashed. Clay
pantiles. 2 storeys; 3-cell form. An internal chimney-stack with a plain red
brick shaft. C20 casement windows, 2-light to the upper floor, 3-light to the
ground floor. An enclosed and gabled brick porch with C20 door. A 1½-storey
red brick and flint lean-to along the whole rear wall. Frame, exposed inside,
in 4 bays, has good studding with long arched braces. To the left of the
stack, a one-bay service area, formerly divided into 2, has the remains of 2
flat-headed doorways in the partition wall. In the gable wall at ceiling
height is a beam with embattled ornament. Adjoining the service area is a
one-bay room with chamfered main beam and a plain timber lintel to the open
fireplace. To the right of the stack, a 2-bay parlour with chamfered main
beam supported by jowled posts, fireplace with rounded back to brickwork and
plain timber lintel, and a 5-light mullioned window in the gable end, the
mullions with roll and hollow. A similar window in the upper room, with very
damaged mullions, has 3 lights and 2 narrow half-lights. There is no chimney-
bay, the stack being entirely within the parlour so that the main ceiling beam
is off-centre. The posts which carry this beam have no linking tie-beam
above, and appear to be of different timber from the rest of the frame: this
truss may be a replacement of a former end truss, for'the unusual layout
suggests that the interior has undergone extensive remodelling. The embattled
beam, now in the service area, may have been the dais beam of an open hall; if
so, the house has a possible medieval core. The studding on the upper rear
wall has evidence of replacement, and the remains of a large diamond-mullioned
window. The present roof has clasped side purlins without principals or
windbraces, and no smoke-blackening. The house stands. in an isolated
position, away from the road, and immediately on the parish boundary.

Listing NGR: TM0013472361

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