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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1033473



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

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

District Type: District Authority

Parish: East Bergholt

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 29-May-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 278716

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3/8 Valley Farmhouse (Formerly listed as 22.2.55 Manor Farmhouse)


House. Late C15 open hall with cross wing incorporating C14 features. Rear range probably C17. Small later addition to left. Renovated and restored to original form C20. Timber-framed. Plain tile roof. Red brick stacks. Open hall with 2- storey, 2-bay jettied cross wing to left and through passage and 2-storey service wing to right. Close studding with middle rail. Plank door under chamfered Tudor arch. 6-light diamond mullion hall window. Small 2-light mullion window to left of entrance. 4-light mullion window to service range. 3-light cross casements with leaded lights to cross wing with jettiedgable end and tension braces to first floor. Pent roof to upper window. Roof hipped at right. Ridge stack to left of entrance and further stack to left return of cross wing. Further diamond mullion windows and plank door under chamfered Tudor arch to rear. Rear range heightened and altered, underbuilt in brick. Interior: framing exposed. Open hall has pair of chamfered posts with arch braces to chamfered cambered tie-beam supporting octagonal crown post with moulded base and capital, braced to purlin and collar. Down braces to end walls. Shutter groove to hall window. Through passage to right with paired doorways to service range with plank doors under Tudor arches. Original stairs to service range along rear wall. Inglenook fireplace with cambered moulded bressumer containing moulded brick arched recess at left, massive stepped stack. To first floor of service range to hall side a blocked elliptical-arched moulded brick fireplace. Jettied range: exposed framing including wall plate showing edge- halved scarf joint. Blocked diamond mullion window. To centre, pair of posts with arch braces to cambered tie beam which supports a short octagonal crown post with capital of 3 convex mouldings of probable mid C14 date. (Attic floor inserted). C14 roof structure in combination with later features in walling suggests a probable C15 reconstruction of this wing. Grade I status reflects the historic interest of the building and its extra significance as part of the Flatford Mill group. Leased by the National Trust to The Field Studies Council and used as the Warden's House.

Listing NGR: TM0775233269

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National Grid Reference: TM 07752 33269


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