- 25 Aug 2003
- Valley Farmhouse, Valley Lane, Great Finborough, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 3BD
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
GREAT FINBOROUGH VALLEY LANE TM 05 NW
2/126 Valley Farmhouse - - II
Former farmhouse. C15 with alterations of C17 and 1894. A 3-cell open hall house. One storey and attics. Timber-framed and plastered. Pantiled roof, once thatched. One axial and two external CI9 chimneys of red brick, all with diagonally-set square flues. Two C19 slated raking dormers with small-pane sashes. C20 small-pane casements. A mid C19 6-panelled entrance door, the upper panels glazed; a late C19 gabled pantiled porch on moulded cast iron columns. The 2-bay open hall has lost most of its open truss, but there is a near-complete cross-quadrate crownpost with 4-way plank bracing; complete smoke-encrusted hall roof. Twin 4-centred arched service room doorways.
Widely-spaced tension braced studwork, with evidence for diamond-mullioned windows. Heavy exposed floor joists in the service cell; this end was altered in mid C16, when a pair of massive base-crucks were inserted at the left hand end to support a half hip. Various early C17 alterations: an upper floor inserted in the hall, and a rear 3-bay dairy wing with some reused C16 moulded binding beams. A set-forward range to right of 1894: gault brick, slated roof, 2 storeys.
Listing NGR: TM0172256764
Copyright IoE Miss Tracy Leah. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Leah, Tracy
Rights Holder: Leah, Tracy
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