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Moat Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorndon, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2562 / 52°15'22"N

Longitude: 1.1582 / 1°9'29"E

OS Eastings: 615649

OS Northings: 266708

OS Grid: TM156667

Mapcode National: GBR TKC.KNH

Mapcode Global: VHL9V.1K56

Plus Code: 9F437545+F7

Entry Name: Moat Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281367

Location: Thorndon, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Thorndon

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Thorndon with Rishangles All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Moat Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C15 core with C16 and C17 alterations and enlargement. Timber
framed, mainly plastered; right gable end of colourwashed brick to eaves
level. Pantiled roof. 2 storeys and attic. 3-cell form. 3 windows, C20
mullion and transom casements without glazing bars. One extra mid C20
standard window to ground floor. Lobby entrance with C19 6-panel door (upper
4 panels glazed), architrave and cornice. Internal stack with rendered shaft.
Internally the main members of the frame are visible but much of the studding
and joists are concealed. C15 work includes moulded and embattled beam
against cross-passage and buttress-shafted wallposts, once supporting the
central truss over an open hall. C16 plank and muntin screen, partly
concealed. Several good C16-C17 doors. In the hall and service cells at first
floor level the main posts have deep jowls facing towards the centre of each
bay (2 pairs of posts have double jowls), with studded cross-partitions
dividing the 3 bays. This unusual arrangement seems to be C16 work and
suggests there was once a 3-span gabled roof or triple gablets. The present
roof is of side purlin form and probably dates from early C17 when the stack
and parlour cell were added. The roof over the hall contains the supporting
structure, reminiscent of a post mill trestle, for a central post which once
protruded above the ridge. This appears to have been inserted into the
present roof and is probably of C17 date. Its precise function is unknown,
but it has been suggested it supported a platform overlooking a system of fish
ponds which once extended to the south.

Listing NGR: TM1564966708

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