THE ELMS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1352623
Date first listed:
16-Mar-1972
Statutory Address:
THE ELMS, CAPP'S LANE

Map

Ordnance survey map of THE ELMS
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1352623 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 23-Sep-2019 at 04:49:55.

Location

Statutory Address:
THE ELMS, CAPP'S LANE

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

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

Details

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

------------------------------------------------

SOUTH ELMHAM CAPP'S LANE, ALL SAINTS TM 38 SW ALL SAINTS & ST. NICHOLAS

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
282289
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 13 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/16738/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Giles. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].