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Church Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3943 / 52°23'39"N

Longitude: 1.4228 / 1°25'21"E

OS Eastings: 632971

OS Northings: 282882

OS Grid: TM329828

Mapcode National: GBR WLN.SMW

Mapcode Global: VHM6V.M20T

Entry Name: Church Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197965

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282280

Location: All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham, Waveney, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Rumburgh with South Elmham All Saints St Michael and All Angels and St Felix

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


4/20 Church Farmhouse



Former farmhouse. Early C16, with later alterations. 2 storeys and attics.
Timber-framed, plastered in panels, plaintiles. An internal chimney-stack
with 4 attached sawtooth shafts. Various casement windows; 2 plank doors.
The 2 bays to the north of the stack have a chamfered main beam and joists on
the ground floor and a cambered tie-beam with supporting arched braces to the
open truss above. On the upper surface of the tie-beam is the housing for a
crown-post, and there is a similar housing in another tie-beam against the
stack. The stack has 2 back-to-back hearths on the ground floor with plain
timber lintels, and beside it is a very fine newel stair. The doorway linking
the 2 ground floor rooms has a chamfered surround and plain arched spandrels.
On the upper floor, there are cranked reversed braces at the corners and long
jowls to the main posts. One 3-light and one 4-light original window with
hollow-chamfer moulding to the mullions. 2 upper fireplaces: one with a
timber lintel, and the brick coloured and tuck-pointed, the other with a hob
grate inserted below the lintel. The upper ceilings are of later date, with
joists on edge. The roof, in 7 bays, has 2 rows of butt purlins with the
collars of the trusses set high, and with intermediate collars between the
trusses at a lower level. This roof is clearly a replacement over the 2
northern bays. The house stands on a very large rectangular moated site, and
is said to replace a former manor house.

Listing NGR: TM3297182882

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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