Hill Farmhouse

17 Nov 2000
Hill Farmhouse, Hill Farm Road, Grundisburgh, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13 6RH
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

GRUNDISBURGH HILL FARM ROAD TM 25 SW (West side) 2/86 Hill Farmhouse II Farmhouse. C16 or early C17 with later additions and alterations. Timber framed with colourwashed render and a plain tile C20 roof, probably originally thatched. Two storeys with attic. H-shaped roof plan having a ground floor hall with screens passage. Drive front: two gabled wings flush with the axial range. The right hand gable wing which appears to be the earliest part of the building has a C19 or C20 casement window to the ground floor at left of 3 lights and at first floor level a mullioned window of 5 lights with moulded mullions and C20 glazing. To left of this in the axial range is, to the right of centre, a C19 door with classical surround of 6 panels, the lower 4 being raised and fielded and the upper two glazed with a moulded surround and pedimental top. To either side of this are 2-light C19 casements. To the attic at left of centre is a 2- light C20 hipped dormer window. The left hand wing has 2-light C19 casement windows to the ground and first floors and a further 2-light casement to the slightly jettied gable. The left hand side has, at ground floor level, a C20 three-light mullioned window, and a 2-light casement to the first floor of C19 date. The left hand side has a lean-to with catslide roof connecting with the lower right-hand wing of C19 date with a door at left in a lean-to porch. Rear: projecting wings at either side.

The left hand wing has, at ground floor level a central strip window divided into three parts by king mullions and having 6 central lights with 7 at either side. The right hand window retains its ovolo-moulded mullions at left and centre. To the first floor is a window of 5 lights, one of the mullions being a C20 replacement. To right of this the recessed portion has at far left a C20 chimney-stack with offsets and to right of these one three-light casement window at left and at right of this a sash window of 3 x 3 panes replacing a doorway and to right again a 2-light C19 casement window. To the first floor at right of centre is a mullioned window with 2 surviving mullions of diamond shape and at left a 2-light dormer window with a flat roof of C19 date. In the re-entrant angle with the right hand wing is a 2-storey lean-to of brick with single-light windows at ground and first floor levels. The right hand gable end has a C20 glazed doorway at ground floor level and to the first floor at left a 3-light window.

Interior: Close studding showing throughout the building to both floors.

Massive ceiling beams with run-out endstops to the hall which has a wooden screen with moulded rails. C20 wooden staircase brought from the Britannia Building Society, Ipswich, to the screens passage which was slightly widened to accommodate it. Jowled wall posts to the hall, now cut back and a brick chimney stack with chamfered and end-stopped bressumer. Further chamfered ceiling beams and joists to the southern ground floor room.

Chamfered bressumer with stepped run-out stops to the hearth. Further jowled wall posts to the first floor.

Listing NGR: TM2184651616


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1295 IOE Records taken by R H MacMillan; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© R H MacMillan. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Macmillan, R H

Rights Holder: Macmillan, R H


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