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Latitude: 52.1857 / 52°11'8"N
Longitude: 0.9909 / 0°59'27"E
OS Eastings: 604554
OS Northings: 258376
OS Grid: TM045583
Mapcode National: GBR SJL.Z7D
Mapcode Global: VHKDP.4B69
Entry Name: Edgar's Farmhouse museum of East Anglian Life
Listing Date: 28 July 1950
Last Amended: 29 November 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1297921
English Heritage Legacy ID: 384529
Location: Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Stowmarket
Built-Up Area: Stowmarket
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Stowmarket St Peter and St Mary
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
TM0458 Museum of East Anglian Life: Edgar's
(Formerly Listed as:
Abbot's Hall Museum: Edgar's
Formerly known as: Abbot's Hall Museum: Edgar's Farmhouse
Aisled hall. c1340. Timber-framed, rendered and whitewashed.
Pantiled roof. Windowless rectangular block with gabled roof.
Double plank doors in west gable and single plank door in east
gable walls, of 1972. Gable heads have drip-moulds and wall is
open at apices of roof (now glazed) to allow smoke escape.
INTERIOR. 2 bays remain, formerly with a third bay at lower
end. 2 octagonal aisle posts stand on C20 concrete plinths and
rise to arched braces on moulded capitals. The arched braces
run to arcade plates and to tie beams. On the central, free
tie, is an octagonal crown post with a moulded capital with 4
arched braces to the crown purlin and collar. 2 passing braces
drop from the crown purlin through the tie beam, arcade posts
and arcade struts to floor level. East and west walls with
tiers of decorative arched and tension bracing. An
exceptionally important C14 survival of high quality.
Discovered when Edgar's Farm on Combs Lane was partially
demolished to allow for re-development in 1972, dismantled and
moved to this site.
Listing NGR: TM0455458376
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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