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Bacon's Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Michael, South Elmham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4001 / 52°24'0"N

Longitude: 1.4436 / 1°26'37"E

OS Eastings: 634360

OS Northings: 283586

OS Grid: TM343835

Mapcode National: GBR WLN.KST

Mapcode Global: VHM6N.ZX1Z

Plus Code: 9F43CC2V+2C

Entry Name: Bacon's Barn

Listing Date: 27 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198357

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282340

ID on this website: 101198357

Location: St Michael South Elmham, East Suffolk, NR35

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: St. Michael, South Elmham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: South Elmham St Michael St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Former farmhouse. Part C15, part circa 1600. Timber-framed and rendered,
with part of the outer walls replaced in colour-washed brick; thatched roof to
part, half-hipped at the west end; the remainder with black glazed and clay
pantiles. 1½ storeys to the older western half of the building, 2 storeys and
attics to the remainder, the 2 halves linked by an internal chimney-stack with
a plain shaft of small red Tudor bricks. 2 gabled dormers; C20 casements, and
3-light casements with a single bar to lights in the c,1600 part. On the
garden front, part of the original hall window is reinstated, and one old
casement window has diamond-leaded panes. C20 plank door abutting on the
chimney stack. The western half of the house contains the remains of a 2-bay
open hall with crown-post roof. The crown-post is octagonal with moulded cap,
braced 4 ways at the head, but the base has been cut off, the supporting tie-
beam removed, and a later queen-post structure inserted bellow, producing an
attenuated secondary form of raised aisle truss. Some of the queen-post
components are smoke-blackened and apparently reused. At the west end of the
hall, the timber-framed partition has been replaced by a wall of Tudor brick,
laid in English bond, and the bay beyond it is a late C17 reconstruction. The
inserted ceiling in the hall is plain and heavy, with exposed main beam and
joists. The added 2-bay parlour block on the east is very well timbered, with
close studding and exposed ceilings on each floor; main beams with curved
stops and bar; plain timber lintel to the hearth; remains of mullioned window
openings. Roof with clasped side purlins, arched windbraces and intermediate
collars between the trusses. It seems likely that the inserted stack was
preceded by a smoke bay. This is the only house in the South Elmham parishes
with the remains of a crown-post roof.

Listing NGR: TM3436083586

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