Virtue's Farmhouse And Front Garden Wall

26 Jun 2002
Virtue's Farmhouse And Front Garden Wall, Hollesley Road, Hollesley, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk
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HOLLESLEY HOLLESLEY ROAD TM 34 SW (East side) 10/123 Virtue's Farmhouse and 16/3/66 front garden wall II Farmhouse. Early C18 with C19 additions. Red Flemish bond brick with a plain tile roof. Two storeys with attic and 2 storeys. T-shaped plan. Entrance front: projecting wing to left of centre of early Cl9 date at which time the facade appears to have been re-ordered. To right of the wing are 3 bays, the central of which has an early C19 panelled door surround with recessed panels to the outer faces with raised roundels to their centres and to the frieze, and a band of flutings around the architrave. Six-panel door, the lower four raised and fielded, the upper two glazed with raised and fielded panels to the reveals. To right of it is a sash window of 4 x 4 panes with flat-arched head and to left is a 3-light casement window with flat-arched head. Between the floors is a band of 3 bricks depth and to the first floor at left and right are renewed C20 casement windows, each of 3 lights. Modillion cornice in brick below the eaves and 2-light renewed dormer window to the attic. The projecting wing has a blank gabled end with a chimney stack and is of less height than the earlier portion but continues the brick band that divides the ground and first floors. Its right hand flank has at right, a doorway similar to that at right of the earlier block but without the fluted band to the architrave. To left of this at ground floor level is a renewed 3-light C20 casement window with flat-arched head and there are two renewed 3-light casement windows to the first floor. The left hand flank has a C20 door surround at left and a blocked window at right with a 2-light casement window to first floor right. To left of the wing the C18 body has a 3-light renewed casement window at ground floor level with a similar window above at first floor level. The C18 portion has a gable chimney stack at left and a ridge stack at right of centre. Right hand gable end: C20 ground floor level rectangular extension with flat roof. To the first floor above this is a 3- light casement window with flat-arched head and a 2-light casement with cambered head to the attic. There are three tie rods to the gable whose plates take the form of initials R above MV. The left hand gable end has a catslide roof at left falling to cover a later outshut and C19 fenestration of 2-light cambered-headed casements. The rear is obscurred at right by C19 service additions. To left of centre is a projecting staircase bay with a hipped roof and 3-light casement to first floor level. Adjoining the early C19 wing on the entrance front is an L-shaped screen wall and railings, the walling of Flemish bond brick with ashlar coping and set with wrought iron railings. The side wall is divided into three unequal bays by pilaster buttresses. The bay nearest the house encloses a round-headed arch in which is a decorative gate of C20 wrought iron. The front wall has 4 square piers to either end and to either side of the gateway which is on line with the front door of the C18 block. The walls are c.3'6" in height and the piers c.9' and large ramps rise from the lower walls to the piers, creating a near- semi-circle at left. The area between the ramps which have ashlar coping, are filled by a screen of rectangular iron palings with spike heads and a plain top-rail. Flat ashlar caps to the piers.

Listing NGR: TM3409643304


This is part of the Series: IOE\Routen_Derek IOE Records for Routen, Derek; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Derek Routen. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Routen, Derek

Rights Holder: Routen, Derek


Brick, Tile, Wrought Iron, Stuart Farmhouse, Georgian Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Service Wing, Gate, Unassigned, Gate Pier, Wall, Monument <By Form>, Barrier, Railings