Elm Farmhouse

Date:
8 Jul 2002
Location:
Elm Farmhouse, Otley Road, Helmingham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 6EH
Reference:
IOE01/07491/14
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

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

II*

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

Content

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

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr John Crabb. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Crabb, John

Rights Holder: Crabb, John

Keywords

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