- 7 Aug 2002
- Starhouse Farmhouse, Clay Street, Thornham Magna, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23 8HE
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
THORNHAM MAGNA CLAY STREET (NORTH SIDE) TM 07 SE 2/70 Starhouse Farmhouse - - II
Farmhouse. c.1600, altered C19 and C20. Timber frame, plastered. Steeply pitched plaintiled roofs. 2 cell lobby entry block, 2 storeys and attic with 3 bay, 1 storey and attic service wing to rear to form a T on plan. Central entrance in a projecting full height gabled porch, half glazed door. First floor 2-light glazing bar casement. Flanking bays have ground floor 3-light and first floor 2-light glazing bar casements with brick casing to left on ground floor, sprocket eaves. Central axial ridge stack, rebuilt, broader at base. Left gable end 2-light casements, right gable end 3-light casements with an early attic window with a lattice leaded light. Service wing right return has a catslide roof over a lean-to outshut towards front with an entrance, mixed C20 casements, a cross axial stack to left side of ridge towards rear between kitchen and dairy. Rear gable end exposed plates and purlins, pantiled lean-to outshut. Interior: hall to front right has close studding, ogee stop chamfered mid-rails and axial binding beam, parlour largely rebuilt, to service wing a small vaulted passage with C19 architraved key blocked doors, altered close studding in kitchen. First floor: close studding, 3-light ovolo mullioned window openings, jowled posts faced away from stack in centre bay, stop chamfered cross axial binding beams. Attic has cruck-like spandrel pieces pegged onto principal rafters and posts to replace tie beams, lower butt purlins, collars to upper clasped purlins. Service wing has a single clasped purlin roof with halved principals, cambered collars, arched windbraces.
Listing NGR: TM0848070513
Copyright IoE Mr Edward Erbes. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Erbes, Edward
Rights Holder: Erbes, Edward
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