This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
CLAYDON OLD IPSWICH ROAD TM 14 NW 7/107 Limekiln (formerly listed as Limekiln Farmhouse) 9.12.55 - II House, formerly farmhouse. Early or mid C15 with alterations of mid C19. 2 storeys. An H-plan open-hall house. Timber-framed, encased mid C19 in red brick, the cross wings given flat pilaster-buttresses and dentilled eaves course. Plaintiled roofs, the wings hipped since C18/C19. Rear and side chimneys of C16 and later. Mid C19 small-pane sash windows with cambered or flat arches of brick. C19 6-panelled door in cross-entry position, the upper panels glazed. The timber-framing is of high quality and fairly complete; close studwork with some tension-bracing. The 2-bay open hall has an open truss with massive cambered arch-braced tie-beam (both arch-braces are cut back) and an octagonal crown-post with well-moulded capital and base and 4-way solid bracing. The parlour wing to right has an ogee-moulded binding joist, and in the solar is an open crown post truss and a blocked doorway with 4- centred head. All crown-post roofs are complete. A 1st floor was inserted into the hall in C17, and attic floors throughout. A good C18 corner cupboard in a parlour formed in the service wing. A 2-storey extension, perhaps partly encasing some earlier work, was added to left in early C20.
Listing NGR: TM1318449511
Copyright IoE Mrs B.A. Curtis. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Curtis, B.A.
Rights Holder: Curtis, B.A.
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