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Mid Suffolk (District Authority)
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TM 20551 76409


HOXNE CHICKERING TM 27 NW 3/61 Chickering Corner Farmhouse (formerly 29.7.55 listed with Item Nos. 3/62 & 3/63 as Haywards Farmhouse) GV II* Part of former farmhouse, now one dwelling. C15; extended north by one bay in late C16. The surviving cross-wing of a substantial medieval house, possibly the manor house of Chickering Hall. Timber framed, formerly plastered, now mainly cement-rendered. Pantiled roof. 2 storeys and attic. East gable end is jettied, with remains of buttress-shafts. Most of the windows are mullioned, of mid C20 date. 2 C19 casements in east gable end. Mid C20 boarded door. The house also includes one bay of the adjacent range to the north, rebuilt in C16 (q.v. Haywards Farm Cottage, Item No.3/62). This part has a C19 doorway with half-glazed 4-panel door and bracketed hood. Internal stack with plain shaft. Main ground floor room has heavy close studding and closely-spaced plain joists. Buttress-shafted wallposts, both with carved figures of good quality. On one, a seated woodwose; the opposite one has 2 huntsmen, one carrying a club, with a dog between. Both carvings are on moulded stools, with moulded caps above. The middle rail and bridging beam have substantial remains of a repeated 2-word inscription of C15 date in Lombardic script. Good first floor studding, both the rooms entered via 4- centre arched doorways. One room has a C16 window with cavetto and roll- moulded mullions. In the east gable end are 2 later square panels, each infilled with curved braces to form a geometric design. Evidence for original doorway through to adjacent range. Each C15 wallplate has an edge-halved and bridled scarf joint with undersquinted butts, c.O.3m long. Stack inserted c.1600: 2 arched brick fireplaces, one on the first floor stuccoed; the other first floor fireplace has remains of lining on the brick joints. Side purlin roof of C16-C17 date. Newel stairs. In the section of the adjoining range part of a plank and muntin screen and a little C17 panelling, both re-used. Traces of surrounding medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2055476429


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

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Date: 12 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/10184/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Eric Crabtree. Source Historic England Archive
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