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Church Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Cross, South Elmham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.407 / 52°24'25"N

Longitude: 1.38 / 1°22'48"E

OS Eastings: 629999

OS Northings: 284150

OS Grid: TM299841

Mapcode National: GBR WLL.1QC

Mapcode Global: VHL95.VRXP

Plus Code: 9F43C94J+Q2

Entry Name: Church Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352647

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282301

Location: St. Cross, South Elmham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP20

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: St. Cross, South Elmham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: South Elmham St Cross St Cross

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Farmhouse. Late C15, remodelled in late C16. 2 storeys; 3-cell form.
Timber-framed and rendered; clay pantiles. 2 internal chimney-stacks have
rebuilt red brick shafts, square, with a raised band and corbelled head. 3-
light mid-C20 replacement casement windows with plain glass to lights, 4 to
the upper floor, and 3, similar but taller, to the ground floor. Plank door,
with a C20 gabled porch roof, supported on brackets. Frame in 5 bays,
formerly with a 2-bay open hall and 2 storied ends. The partition wall at the
service end has been moved, and the 2 service rooms made into one. The open
truss of the hall has a cambered tie-beam supported by arched braces and
surmounted by the remains of a plain queen-post truss, but all the rafters
were replaced in the late C17 by a butt-purlin roof and it is not clear
whether the original roof had a second tier. Its surviving components are
smoke-blackened. The inserted stack, between the hall and the parlour,
initially heated only the hall, with a second hearth added later: both ground
floor hearths have timber lintels. The inserted ceiling in the hall has 2
deep trimmers to the main beam and unchamfered joists. The 2-bay parlour is
unusually large and settlement of the gable wall has led to the joists being
raised and partly replaced; a blocked stair-trap in one corner; late C17
rebuilding of part of the front wall included the insertion of a 6-light
mullioned window. Reversed braces at the corners in the room above.

Listing NGR: TM2999984150

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