White House Farmhouse

14 Mar 2003
White House Farmhouse, Laxfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


4/27 White House Farmhouse -

-- II*

Farmhouse. Early C15 with C16 addition to right of stack. Timber framed and plastered except for the rear wall which is weatherboarded. The front has C20 widely-spaced applied studding. Pantiled roof. 1 storeys. 4 windows, C19 and C20 casements. Plank door. 2 small gabled dormers. Internal stack.

Against the left gable end a lean-to addition and a small stack. A former open hall house, one end of which (probably the solar end) was rebuilt in C16 when the stack was inserted. 2-bay open hall with original heavily sooted queen-post roof with a ridge piece; the queen-posts are of cross-quadrate section. There are 2 additional tie beams in what is probably the lower bay of the hall, but no evidence for them in the upper bay. C16 inserted ceiling has bridging beam with solid arched braces to the wall posts and chamfered joists with run-out stops. Hall fireplace has a good moulded and embattled lintol. C16 addition has chamfered-joist ground floor ceiling. C16 newel stairs.

Listing NGR: TM2740973150


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1806 IOE Records taken by A C A Seinet; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr A. C. A Seinet. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Seinet, A. C. A

Rights Holder: Seinet, A. C. A


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