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Yew Tree Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Cretingham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1827 / 52°10'57"N

Longitude: 1.2483 / 1°14'53"E

OS Eastings: 622162

OS Northings: 258798

OS Grid: TM221587

Mapcode National: GBR VMS.4DS

Mapcode Global: VHLB8.LD9M

Entry Name: Yew Tree Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286455

Location: Cretingham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Cretingham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Cretingham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

(West side)
- Yew Tree Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. C16 with C17 and C19 additions and alterations. Timber framed
with colourwashed render and a plaintile roof. Two storeys. H-shaped
plan. Entrance front: projecting wings at either side of the central
recessed range. The right hand wing has a 4-light ground floor C19
casement and a similar first floor window with a projecting gable supported
on brackets. The left hand wing has a 3-light casement to the ground and
first floors. The range between has a C19 doorway at left of centre with a
moulded surround, the door having 2 lower flush panels and 4 upper glazed
panels. To right of this is a 4-light casement and at left a 3-light
casement with similar windows to the first floor. The ridge has a massive
stack at right of centre of 2 flues and at left on the ridge of the left
hand wing is a chimney stack, now mostly demolished. Beneath the render of
the left hand wing is close-studding with wattle and daub infill. Left
hand side: doorway at left of centre, a 3-light ground floor window at
right of this and 2 more at left. The first floor has two 3-light ground
floor windows at right of this and 2 more at left. The first floor has two
3-light casements. Right hand side: doorway at right, a blocked window at
left, with moulded mullions and a chamfered brick surround and blank
walling to the first floor.
Interior: C16 shallow-chamfered ceiling beams to the central range and
chamfered wall posts with bar and die-out end stops. Similar C16 ceiling
beam to the ground floor of the southern cross wing. This wing also
contains an ovolo-moulded ceiling beam and a blocked ovolo-moulded window
to a gable end. The extensive C19 outshut retains its coppers in the wash-
house. Pament tiling to the C19 staircase with stick balusters and square
newels. Close studded walling showing to one room in the central range.
The attics reveal that the southern wing appears to have been built
separately and at a later date than the central, axial, range having a
separate roof later joined to form one roof. The gable end of the central
range shows weathering, has wattle and daub infill and had a 6-light
window, the diamond-shaped mullions of which have now been removed. The
roof of the central range has common rafters without a ridge beam and
angled wind bracing. The north wing has close studded walling with brick-
nogged infill showing at ground and first floor level. The first floor
room has an arrangement of crossed central ceiling beams. Wall plate and
cornice piece above it with stepped lamb's tongue end stops. Two blocked
windows, now covered over. Brick chimney piece with an ashlar surround and
4-centered arch with hollow triangles to the spandrels. Quoins to the
surround with red plaster infill grooved in imitation of finely gauged

Listing NGR: TM2216258798

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