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Valley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Helmingham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1797 / 52°10'46"N

Longitude: 1.2041 / 1°12'14"E

OS Eastings: 619156

OS Northings: 258332

OS Grid: TM191583

Mapcode National: GBR VMQ.C78

Mapcode Global: VHLB7.TGFX

Plus Code: 9F4356H3+VJ

Entry Name: Valley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279713

Location: Helmingham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Helmingham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Helmingham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 15 NE
4/94 Valley Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse, built in 2 distinct sections; an early C19 front range, and a
parallel rear range consisting of a 3-cell open hall house of c.1500, retained
as service accommodation. Front range: red brick. Hipped plaintiled roof
with rear chimneys of red brick. 2 storeys, 3 windows. C19 window openings
with cambered heads: 4-light C20 casements with transomes. Prominent 2-storey
entrance porch with parapet gable and obelisk finials; a large round-headed
window lights the staircase hall behind. A lower porch is attached at the
front, with a similar gable and with an arched opening; 6-panelled inner
doorway. Rear range of 2 storeys. Timber framed and plastered. Hipped
pantiled roof with axial chimney of red brick. The open hall has an open
truss with a cambered tie beam and one of a pair of large chamfered arch-
braces rising from a pilaster shaft. A mutilated pair of 4-centred arched
service doorways. Most of the original partition walling is removed, but arch
windbraced studwork to external walls is quite complete. Evidence for a
crownpost roof; the smoke-blackened rafters are reused in the C19 roof. An
upper floor was inserted into the hall in c.1600.

Listing NGR: TM1915658332

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