Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1032084

Date first listed: 01-Sep-1953

Statutory Address: ABBEY FARMHOUSE


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Statutory Address: ABBEY FARMHOUSE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney (District Authority)

Parish: Rumburgh

National Grid Reference: TM 34786 82011


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1/1 Abbey Farmhouse



Moated farmhouse, on the site of the conventual buildings of the Benedictine Priory associated with the church, dissolved in 1528, of which no trace remains within the present house. Mid C16. Timber-framed and roughcast; plaintiled roof. The internal chimney-stack has a plain red brick shaft. Plain barge-boards to gables. Basic 3-cell internal chimney and cross-entry form, with a later lobby entrance; 6 bays. 2 storeys and attics 3 windows to the upper storey and 5 to the ground storey, all of cross form, some early C20 replacements. Mid C19 enclosed and gabled porch with double doors. Interior with good, plain timbering exposed. The rooms to each side of the stack have main beams with chamfer and ogee stops with bar and similar joists, set flat. On the rear wall of the room to the south of the stack, housings for a 5-light diamond-mullioned window replaced by a 3-light window with ovolo-moulded mullions and intermediate wooden bars. Both ground floor fireplaces have timber lintels. The service area is still divided into 2, with the floor on a higher level and a half-cellar below, apparently an original feature. Main posts with long arched braces removed. Side-purlin roof, much altered, which at one time had dormers. Various lean-to's and extensions at the rear, modernised.

Listing NGR: TM3478682011


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Legacy System number: 282075

Legacy System: LBS

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