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Shrubbery Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Cretingham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1756 / 52°10'32"N

Longitude: 1.2523 / 1°15'8"E

OS Eastings: 622474

OS Northings: 258025

OS Grid: TM224580

Mapcode National: GBR VMS.KG6

Mapcode Global: VHLB8.NLF1

Plus Code: 9F4357G2+6W

Entry Name: Shrubbery Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 March 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283808

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286467

Location: Cretingham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

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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TM 25 NW
(South side)
16/3/66 Shrubbery Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse, C16. Timber framed with colourwashed render and a plaintile
roof, originally thatched. Entrance front: C20 fenestration. Projecting
C20 single-storey porch at right of centre which has a plank door with
single-light window at right of this. To right of the porch are 4-light
ground and first floor windows and at left are one 4-light and a 3-light
window, each at ground and first floor levels. To the ridge, at right of
centre is a stack of 2 flues with decorative vertical strip and bands. The
right hand side is blank, save that there is a 3-light casement to the
gable. Left hand gable end: 3-light ground floor casement and a 3-light
casement to the gable. Projecting and at left of this is the lean-to
addition with a garage extension. Rear: at right is a projecting C20
gabled wing with blank walling to the gable end at ground floor level and a
3-light first floor casement and a 2-light attic window to the gable. At
right a re-positioned lead rainwater head is dated 1847 and at right again
is the rear of the garage block. The left hand flank of this wing has a
stable door and 4 and 3-light ground floor windows and 3 three-light
casements to the first floor. The rear of the axial range has French
windows at left, a 4-light casement at right and to the first floor are two
4-light lateral casements with a single-light casement between them. To
the attic is a gabled dormer window below the stack.
Interior: Chamfered ceiling beams to the hall with stepped ogee stop and
chamfered joists with run-out end stops. Further beam and mortice holes
indicating the line of a screen, now removed, and doorway, now leading
through to the rear wing, on line with this former screens passage. Near-
set close studding. Rebuilt fireplace with C20 bressumer. A ceiling beam
with mortice holes to another ground floor room indicates the former
division between the service rooms. Inserted baffle-entry plan with
renewed C20 winder staircase. At first floor level there are chamfered
ceiling beams with joists and close studding, jowled wall posts with
tension bracing. Cambered tie beams and collars, heavy common rafters and
2 sets of purlins to the roof which is of 7 bays.

Listing NGR: TM2247458025

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