Elm Farmhouse

8 Jul 2002
Elm Farmhouse, Otley Road, Helmingham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 6EH
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

HELMINGHAM OTLEY ROAD TM 15 NE 4/109 Elm Farmhouse


Farmhouse; early C17, with a cross-wing of late C14 or early C15 to right. 3- cell cross passage entrance plan. Two storeys and attics. Timber framed and plastered; a C17 exposed gable tiebeam to left is embattled. Plaintiled roofs; an axial C17 chimney of red brick and another to rear of parlour cell to left, both have oblong shafts with complex moulded plinths. Mainly mid C20 casements; some C19 casements at rear. Early C19 6-panelled entrance door with pediment. In a parlour to left is a plaster ceiling with early C17 motifs including roses and fleur-de-lys, and an elliptical arched fireplace.

A 2-bay cross-wing to right has massive medieval framing: widely spaced studding. An open truss in the 2-bay chamber has long 2-centred arch braces to the cambered tie beam and an altered coupled rafter roof. A smoke blackened partition demonstrates that an open hall stood on the site of the C17 range. A further bay was added to front of cross wing in C17, and a l 1/2 storey wing to the right. All C17 roofs are of wind braced butt purlin type.

A partial medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM1967856948


This is part of the Series: IOE\Crabb_John IOE Records for Crabb, John; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr John Crabb. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Crabb, John

Rights Holder: Crabb, John


Brick, Plaster, Tile, Timber, Medieval Structure, Unassigned, Farmhouse, Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Moat, Water Supply And Drainage, Open Hall House, Monument <By Form>, Hall House