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Butterfly Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Finborough, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1691 / 52°10'8"N

Longitude: 0.9285 / 0°55'42"E

OS Eastings: 600364

OS Northings: 256361

OS Grid: TM003563

Mapcode National: GBR SJQ.TVY

Mapcode Global: VHKDN.1RQ0

Plus Code: 9F425W9H+M9

Entry Name: Butterfly Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 January 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197984

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279886

Location: Great Finborough, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Great Finborough

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Great Finborough St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Former farmhouse, circa 1570 with alterations of c.1620. Original house of 3-
cell cross-entry form; a 2-cell cross-wing added to north end c.1620. 2
storeys. Timber-framed and plastered; the textured daub-plaster has been
maintained in the traditional manner. The cross-wing has ovolo-moulded
oversailing gable tiebeams. Plaintiled roofs; an axial C17 chimney of buff
brick, the shaft rebuilt with original bricks in c.1970; another axial C17
chimney in the crosswing with a sawtooth shaft of red brick. Windows of many
periods: several C16 diamond-mullioned windows at 1st storey, now glazed. A
large ovolo-mullioned and transomed early C17 staircase window; a similar
chamber window of oriel form with moulded cill. Mid C19 windows with iron
small-pane casements; some C20 casements. Boarded C19 entrance door. Some
original or c.1600 pargetting now on an internal wall: highly textured large
panels with sunk strapwork designs; of interest because an unusually early
example of pargetting. A good dogleg staircase of c.1620 was placed in the
earlier service cell. A large fragment of C17 painted wall decoration in the
form of vertical strips in one chamber. Several C17 arched fireplaces. The
C17 cross-wing comprises a kitchen and parlour, both with good open
fireplaces, the former is constructed of very heavy framing, including
unchamfered floorjoists and fireplace lintel, reused from an early C16
structure. Wind-braced clasped-purlin roofs. Suffolk Houses: Eric Sandon,

Listing NGR: TM0036456361

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