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Chestnut Tree Farmhouse

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

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Latitude: 52.414 / 52°24'50"N

Longitude: 1.3827 / 1°22'57"E

OS Eastings: 630146

OS Northings: 284943

OS Grid: TM301849

Mapcode National: GBR WLD.NDC

Mapcode Global: VHL95.XLC8

Plus Code: 9F43C97M+J3

Entry Name: Chestnut Tree Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Last Amended: 27 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283972

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282311

Location: St. Cross, South Elmham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP20

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: St. Cross, South Elmham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: South Elmham St Cross St Cross

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 38 SW

4/51 Chestnut Tree Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Chestnut
1.9.53 Farmhouse)
- II

Farmhouse. Early C17. 2 storeys and attics: L-shaped form. Timber-framed
and rendered, south gable in painted brick: re-roofed with concrete plaintiles
in 1984. The north-south range has an internal chimney stack: 2 attached
square shafts with corbelled heads set diagonally on a square base; there are
8 small projections from the base of, and between, the shafts, possibly of
formalised horses' heads. Various old casement windows, 3-light and 4-light,
those on the ground floor with transomes and square leading to the top panes;
pintle hinges. The east-west range has an internal chimney-stack with a plain
square shaft; C20 replacement windows; a slatted, unglazed window to the
cheese room in the east gable. Various plank doors. The 2 ranges appear to
be contemporary or near-contemporary, that aligned north-south in 6 bays,
including a chimney-bay, containing the main living area. On the ground
floor, only the main beams and a surrounding cornice are exposed, both with
very large ovolo mouldings. Long shallow jowls to the main posts; arched
braces to the tie-beams still in situ; original upper ceilings with chamfer
and stepped stops to the timbers; face-halved and bridled scarfs in the
wallplates. Roof in 9 bays: 2 rows of unstepped butt purlins, heavy cambered
collars to trusses and intermediate collars between, windbraces, sloping
inwards only, have been removed. The east-west range has good studding and
reversed bracing exposed on the upper floor; roof mainly concealed above upper
ceilings, but with 2 rows of butt purlins, and apparently similar to the other
range. A newel stair by the stack in each range.

Listing NGR: TM3014684943

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