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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 30968 80098


METFIELD CHRISTMAS LANE TM 38 SW 3/88 The Wilderness - -- II

House, formerly a farmhouse. 1570. Timber framed core, part plastered, part brick-cased with a C19 red brick facade. Pantiled roof. 2 storeys. 4 windows, C19 casements under cambered stuccoed arches with raised keys. Lobby entrance: a small C20 gabled porch and boarded door. Internal stack; later gable stack to left. Modernised interior but with some good exposed framing. In the parlour an open fireplace with depressed brick arch; to one side a small C17 cupboard with original door. 2 similar but smaller fireplaces on the first floor. A mid C20 stair has been inserted in part of the hall but the original newel stairs are retained. Part of the original house has been lost at the parlour end. The roof is a much later reconstruction.

Listing NGR: TM3096880098


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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: 30 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/11035/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Cottrell. Source Historic England Archive
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