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

Mid Suffolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TM 20020 61879


WINSTON THORPE LANE, ASHFIELD TM 26 SW 2/147 Barleyhouse Farmhouse


Former farmhouse, early C16 with alterations of early C17. 2 storeys. 3-cell cross-passage entrance plan; early C17 parlour block. 2 storeys. Timber- framed and roughcast. Concrete plaintiled roof, the main range hipped with gablets. An axial chimney of red brick, rebuilt c.1980; an early C17 gable chimney in the parlour wing, with an external recess resembling a fireplace but of uncertain purpose. Mid C20 casements; a number of large original diamond-mullioned windows restored and glazed, and others have ovolo-mullions of C17 form. C20 entrance doorway on south side at cross-entry. High quality C16 framing, unmoulded, fully exposed internally. Arch-windbraced close- studding, very closely spaced in the parlour only. Heavy well-chamfered floor joists. Evidence for 4-centred arched doorways now altered, in conventional positions. Crownpost roof: square posts with long 2-way plank braces. Back- to-back brick open fireplaces of C17 form, almost rebuilt c.1980; evidence for original timber-framed chimney in same position. The added parlour block has plain framing and wind-braced clasped purlin roof, and a newel stair in attached tower; an unusual C17 2-storey splayed bay of red brick, once plastered to simulate ashlar work, with altered mullioned windows. Good moulded arched parlour fireplace.

Listing NGR: TM2002061879


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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: 11 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/13550/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Maxwell Newport. Source Historic England Archive
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