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Great Oak Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wickham Skeith, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2739 / 52°16'25"N

Longitude: 1.0667 / 1°4'0"E

OS Eastings: 609319

OS Northings: 268397

OS Grid: TM093683

Mapcode National: GBR TK2.DHH

Mapcode Global: VHL9S.F3RP

Plus Code: 9F4373F8+GM

Entry Name: Great Oak Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182620

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281729

Location: Wickham Skeith, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Wickham Skeith

Built-Up Area: Wickham Skeith

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wickham Skeith St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 06 NE
2/144 Great Oak Farmhouse

-- II
Farmhouse. Late C14/early C15 with C16 in-line parlour addition to left.
Timber framed, part plastered, the front cased in whitewashed brick. Thatched
roof. 3 cells, the earlier work comprising a former open hall and associated
service end. 1½ storeys. Various casement windows. Ground floor has 3 3-
light mullion and transom windows without glazing bars, under segmental
arches. 3 eyebrow dormers, one with an C18 3-light square-leaded window.
Lobby entry has disused door with 6 raised fielded panels. Stack has rebuilt
shaft. One-storey colourwashed brick lean-to on right gable end. Interior.
Truss over former open hall has front half of massive cambered tie beam with
intact brace. It carries an octagonal crown-post: base mutilated, capital
with a single roll moulding above which there is thick 4-way bracing. Intact
coupled rafters, heavily sooted. Lower end wall of hall has widely-spaced
studding with down braces from a central stud to the tie beam. Remainder of
medieval frame mostly concealed. Service partition removed; the cross-beam
which carried it is hollow-moulded. Inserted floor in hall has ovolo-moulded
main beam, the joists concealed. Stack inserted in upper end of hall,
probably when parlour cell was added. Timbers in parlour cell largely
concealed; there is a central cambered tie beam with missing braces. Roof
over this section not examined.

Listing NGR: TM0931968397

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