Runcton House

6 Aug 1999
Runcton House, Loraine Way, Bramford, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP8 4JA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BRAMFORD LORAINE WAY TM 14 NW 7/74 Runcton House - - II House, formerly farmhouse. A C15 open hall is now the rear service wing of an early C19 range facing south. C19 range:- 2 storeys, 3 windows. Red brick, originally colourwashed, with shallow pilasters set back from corners and flanking entrance. Plaintiled roofs with external gable chimneys of red brick. 3-light windows with plastered cambered lintels, square lights above a transome and central casement. C20 glazed 6-panel door in recessea rouna- arched opening. The rear wing comprises a 2-bay open hall probably once having had a further storeyed cell which is now replaced by a C19 lean-to.

The wing is timber-framed, encased towards the road in C19 red brick, and plastered at the rear. The hall has a nearly complete crown-post roof, heavily smoke-encrusted. The open truss has an octagonal crownpost with 4-way bracing and well-moulded capital and base. The supporting tie-beam probably has most of its arch-bracing, now concealed; the foot of one brace can be seen to spring from a pilaster now in a ground floor room. An additional tie-beam, formerly arch-braced, marks the cross-passage position. A 1st floor was inserted into the hall in late C16. A C16 dairy-bakehouse wing at the rear has good timber-framing exposed internally and is little-altered.

Listing NGR: TM1216145789


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0531 IOE Records taken by B A Curtis; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs B.A. Curtis. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Curtis, B.A.

Rights Holder: Curtis, B.A.


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