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Top Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Mettingham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4549 / 52°27'17"N

Longitude: 1.4832 / 1°28'59"E

OS Eastings: 636756

OS Northings: 289810

OS Grid: TM367898

Mapcode National: GBR XMG.3SJ

Mapcode Global: VHM6H.NKGF

Plus Code: 9F43FF3M+X7

Entry Name: Top Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282167

Location: Mettingham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR35

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Mettingham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Mettingham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Top Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C17 with C19 additions at both ends. Red brick, with cement
render to the rear (north). Along the main front is a first floor corbelled
string course, raised segmentally over the ground floor openings, similar to
the one on the adjacent Mettingham Hall. Pantiled roof with glazed black
tiles to the front. 2 storeys and attics. 3 windows, C18 mullion and transom
casements. Central doorway with re-used panelled oak door. 3 mid C20 gabled
dormers. Gable stacks. The left gable end has been largely rebuilt but there
are 2 original first floor window openings (blocked) with drip-moulds to the
same design as the string course. The right gable is C18. There is a first
floor stuccoed 4-centre arched fireplace with quoined surround and the remains
of lozenge panels each side of the arch (cf. a fireplace in Mettingham Hall);
a similar fireplace below has lost its stucco render. The roof has 2 rows of
butt purlins and low collars with solid bracing to the principal rafters, an
unusual variant. The house is said to have stood within the same moated
enclosure as Mettingham Hall.

Listing NGR: TM3675689810

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