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The Elms

A Grade II* Listed Building in All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3907 / 52°23'26"N

Longitude: 1.4266 / 1°25'35"E

OS Eastings: 633251

OS Northings: 282488

OS Grid: TM332824

Mapcode National: GBR WLV.1HW

Mapcode Global: VHM6V.P51M

Plus Code: 9F439CRG+7J

Entry Name: The Elms

Listing Date: 16 March 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352623

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282289

Location: All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Rumburgh with South Elmham All Saints St Michael and All Angels and St Felix

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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The date of listing shall be included to read:- 16 March 1972



4/29 The Elms

- II*

Former farmhouse. C14, C15 and late C16. Part 1½ storeys, part 2 storeys and
attics. Timber-framed and rendered; clay pantiles. A red brick chimney-
stack, set between the higher and lower parts of the house, has 4 attached
square shafts set diagonally on a rectangular base. 3 diamond-mullioned
windows exposed on the front; the remaining windows are C19 casements, some
with transomes. Plank door. The lower range contains a reinstated C14 2-bay
open hall, originally aisled, but altered in the C15 to a raised aisled form
by realigning the outer walls, and inserting a heavy cambered tie-beam below
the cut-off ends of the arcade posts. The tie-beam, which is morticed into
the sides of the main posts, has solid arched braces meeting at the centre,
all the soffits with hollow-chamfer mouldings. The octagonal arcade posts
have been cut off just below their moulded capitals and are braced to an upper
tie-beam and to the arcade plates with thick arched braces; they are also
linked to the wall-plates by sloping side ties. There is a second rough tie-
beam beside the upper tie, probably a later insertion. In the rear wall of
the west bay, part of the diamond mullions of a 6-light hall window remain,
indicating that the western end of the house was the solar end: this was
largely reconstructed as a service room in the C16, but the ground floor
ceiling, with a blocked stair-trap, and the complete 4-light diamond-mullioned
window in the gable seem to be part of the original frame. A chimney stack
was inserted into the lower end of the hall, probably in conjunction with the
addition of the typical late C16 2½-bay parlour wing which replaces the
original service end. This addition has very close studding; chamfered joists
and main beam with curved stops on the ground floor, and original upper
ceilings in the same style. On the ground floor of the gable wall was a T-
shaped window of which the short 4-light side windows remain: mullions with
hollow-chamfer, repeated in the 4-light window on the upper floor. Roof with
2 rows of unstepped butt purlins and cambered collars. This is the oldest
house in the South Elmham parishes.

Listing NGR: TM3325182488

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