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Paradise Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Westhall, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3875 / 52°23'15"N

Longitude: 1.5268 / 1°31'36"E

OS Eastings: 640088

OS Northings: 282462

OS Grid: TM400824

Mapcode National: GBR XN9.8TS

Mapcode Global: VHM6X.F812

Plus Code: 9F439GQG+2P

Entry Name: Paradise Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282119

Location: Westhall, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Westhall

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Westhall St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Former farmhouse. Late C16. 2 storeys and attics. Timber-framed and
rendered; thatched roof; a very fine original red brick gable end on the west,
crow-stepped, incorporating a chimney-stack with rebuilt octagonal shafts on
the original moulded bases: on the upper storey, 2 blocked 3-light windows
with timber ovolo-moulded mullions and remains of stucco to the surrounds, and
a similar 4-light window in the apex of the gable. An internal chimney-stack
with similar treatment of the shafts was inserted in 1970, in conjunction with
an extension at the east end. The front of the house has C20 casement windows
with small side lights and diamond leaded panes to each storey, and 4 eyebrow
dormers. C20 enclosed porch in Tudor brick, with a crowstepped gable. 5 bays
remain of the original house, which is thought to have been larger: framing
exposed inside. Main beams with ovolo-moulding, joists with curved stops and
jewel. The fireplace on the ground floor at the west end has a very finely
carved lintel, reused from a demolished building in Beccles; on the upper
floor, the fireplace has it original ovolo-moulded brick arch. The upstair
ceilings are original, with the joists set on edge. Roof with clasped
purlins, a lower row of unstepped butt purlins, and windbraces. To the east
of the inserted stack, a 2-bay C20 extension in matching timber-framing, the
same width and height as the original house. Reused C16 timbers throughout
the frame, but the roof constructed in traditional clasped-purlin form using
new green oak.

Listing NGR: TM4008882462

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