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Statutory Address:

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

East Suffolk (District Authority)
All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham
National Grid Reference:
TM 33251 82488


In the entry for:- SOUTH ELMHAM ALL SAINTS AND ST NICHOLAS CAPPS LANE, All Saints 4/29 The Elms

The date of listing shall be included to read:- 16 March 1972



4/29 The Elms -

- II*

Former farmhouse. C14, C15 and late C16. Part 1½ storeys, part 2 storeys and attics. Timber-framed and rendered; clay pantiles. A red brick chimney- stack, set between the higher and lower parts of the house, has 4 attached square shafts set diagonally on a rectangular base. 3 diamond-mullioned windows exposed on the front; the remaining windows are C19 casements, some with transomes. Plank door. The lower range contains a reinstated C14 2-bay open hall, originally aisled, but altered in the C15 to a raised aisled form by realigning the outer walls, and inserting a heavy cambered tie-beam below the cut-off ends of the arcade posts. The tie-beam, which is morticed into the sides of the main posts, has solid arched braces meeting at the centre, all the soffits with hollow-chamfer mouldings. The octagonal arcade posts have been cut off just below their moulded capitals and are braced to an upper tie-beam and to the arcade plates with thick arched braces; they are also linked to the wall-plates by sloping side ties. There is a second rough tie- beam beside the upper tie, probably a later insertion. In the rear wall of the west bay, part of the diamond mullions of a 6-light hall window remain, indicating that the western end of the house was the solar end: this was largely reconstructed as a service room in the C16, but the ground floor ceiling, with a blocked stair-trap, and the complete 4-light diamond-mullioned window in the gable seem to be part of the original frame. A chimney stack was inserted into the lower end of the hall, probably in conjunction with the addition of the typical late C16 2½-bay parlour wing which replaces the original service end. This addition has very close studding; chamfered joists and main beam with curved stops on the ground floor, and original upper ceilings in the same style. On the ground floor of the gable wall was a T- shaped window of which the short 4-light side windows remain: mullions with hollow-chamfer, repeated in the 4-light window on the upper floor. Roof with 2 rows of unstepped butt purlins and cambered collars. This is the oldest house in the South Elmham parishes.

Listing NGR: TM3325182488


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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: 13 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/16738/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Giles. Source Historic England Archive
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