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Holyoak Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Combs, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1687 / 52°10'7"N

Longitude: 0.9973 / 0°59'50"E

OS Eastings: 605070

OS Northings: 256508

OS Grid: TM050565

Mapcode National: GBR SK0.0YM

Mapcode Global: VHKDP.7RLB

Plus Code: 9F425X9W+FW

Entry Name: Holyoak Farmhouse

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279844

Location: Combs, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Combs

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Combs St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Farmhouse. Early and mid C16 in 3 sections. 2 storeys. 3-cell plan.
Timber-framed and roughcast: on the west side the upper storey is long-wall
jettied, with exposed joist-ends and bressumer. Thatched roof with axial and
gable chimneys of C19 red brick. Early C20 casements. In a lean-to pantiled
C20 extension is a boarded entrance door. The central section of the house
comprises a 2-bay hall with chamber above; it contains an altered lintelled
open fireplace and formerly had a roof of the coupled-rafter or crownpost
form. Later in C16 the range was extended, perhaps simultaneously, in both
directions. All phases have heavy unchamfered floor joists, close studding
and jettied upper floor. Wind-braced C16 clasped purl in roof. Until c.1960
this was a dairy range, just detached from the main farmhouse which stood on
the west side. The origin of the name of the farmstead is in a chained Bible
which was attached to a tree stump. This formerly stood close to the north-
west corner of the granary-cartshed 30m north of the farmhouse (see below).

Listing NGR: TM0507056508

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