Valley Farmhouse

30 May 2002
Valley Farmhouse, Laundry Lane, Huntingfield, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP19 0PY
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8/96 Valley Farmhouse - - II Farmhouse. Early C17 main range to rear with probably C16 cross wing; the front range was added c.1770, perhaps by Sir Robert Taylor, to form a double pile plan. Timber framed and plastered; plaintiled roofs except north slope of the cross wing which is pantiled. 2 storeys, with an attic to the rear range. The main facade faces south towards Heveningham Hall, and was designed to improve the view from that building: 7 windows, arranged symmetrically 2:3:2, the centre brought forward in the form of a canted bay; sash windows with glazing bars in flush frames, moulded architraves and cornices. Good doorway with partly glazed door, semi-circular fanlight with ornamental glazing bars and raised key above; 2 threequarter-attached Composite columns carry a broken pediment with modillions. Wooden eaves modillion cornice; there was originally a flat parapet, now removed. To the rear is a flat- roofed staircase extension of c.1770 with a fine Venetian window; internally the window has fluted pilasters and a frieze with paterae. Immediately to the right of the staircase addition is a doorway with 6-panel door and rectangular fanlight. There is a good well staircase with slender turned balusters and carved ends to the treads; against the wall is a half handrail supported by pilasters. Simple moulded plaster cornices to main rooms of front range. The rear range has newel stairs (now partly disused) and an arched brick fireplace on the first floor; some good exposed framing, especially to the cross wing which originally extended further to the west. Sandon, Suffolk Houses, 1977, pp.267-8.

Listing NGR: TM3434473562


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Pantile, Plaster, Tile, Timber, Medieval Farmhouse, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Timber Framed House, Monument <By Form>, Timber Framed Building