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A Grade II Listed Building in Wickham Skeith, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2861 / 52°17'9"N

Longitude: 1.0639 / 1°3'50"E

OS Eastings: 609072

OS Northings: 269745

OS Grid: TM090697

Mapcode National: GBR TJV.RSJ

Mapcode Global: VHL9L.DS9W

Entry Name: Kisumu

Listing Date: 14 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281739

Location: Wickham Skeith, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Wickham Skeith

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wickham Skeith St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 06 NE
2/154 Kisumu

-- II
Former farmhouse. A C16 3-cell house with early C17 in-line addition to right
forming a single long range. Timber framed and rendered, pantiled roof. 2
storeys and attic. 5 windows, mid C20 casements with horizontal glazing bars.
A mid C20 plank door and gabled timber porch in position of cross-entry. 2
internal stacks, one in each phase, have substantial axial shafts, the lower
portions of C16-C17 brick. Interior. C16 house is in 5 bays: much exposed
framing, especially in parlour cell which has close studding. Evidence for
various windows, including a diamond-mullioned attic window. 2 4-centre
arched doorways by stack into hall and parlour. Hall has chamfered-joist
ceiling and an altered plank and muntin partition against the former cross-
passage. Massive fireplace lintol, the opening altered. Parlour joists
plastered over. A particularly well-preserved fireplace in the parlour has
undamaged brickwork with remains of lining of mortar joints. Upper fireplaces
are later C17 additions. Parlour chamber fireplace has depressed stuccoed
arch and a simple monochrome painted design above showing a rectangle with
serrated border enclosing a square panel with similar motifs. C16 roof has
one row of wind-braced clasped purlins. Early C17 addition is in a single
long bay, this end of the house more altered. Ground floor room at junction
with C16 end has chamfered floorbeam with nicked ogee stops.

Listing NGR: TM0907269745

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