ABBEY FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1352649
Date first listed:
27-Apr-1987
Statutory Address:
ABBEY FARMHOUSE, THE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBEY FARMHOUSE, THE STREET

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Waveney (District Authority)
Parish:
St. James, South Elmham
National Grid Reference:
TM 31676 81090

Details

SOUTH ELMHAM ST. JAMES THE STREET TM 38 SW

4/58 Abbey Farmhouse -

GV II

Former farmhouse. Mid to late C16. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and rendered with C20 concrete plaintiles and decorated ridge tiles. An internal chimney- stack with a short plain rebuilt red brick shaft, and a later end stack, set externally. Various 3-light casement windows with transomes. On the upper rear wall, one 6-light and one smaller 3-light ovolo-moulded mullioned window and one 4-light diamond-mullioned window. Enclosed and gabled C20 porch in colour-washed brick with a half-glazed door. The interior is in 5 bays, with the middle bay completely altered: it now contains a hallway and a C20 stair, but may originally have had a cross-entry, with a chimney-stack, to heat one of the ground-floor rooms, backing on to it. At each side of the house is a 2-bay room with a very fine main beam, ovolo-moulded, with additional fillets along the soffit: on the right, the joists with chamfer and lamb's tongue stops, are also exposed, but on the left 2 sections of reused timber screen, similar, but not identical, in design, with long panels and a middle rail, have been fitted below the main beam to divide the room into 2. There is a marked join in both wallplates above the central hallway area, and the 2 halves of the house may be of slightly different date. Above the left side, the roof has plain queen-posts, with thin arched braces to the arcade plates and collars, set on markedly cambered tie beams supported by heavy arched braces. The upper ceilings are a later insertion here, but in the other half of the house a straight tie beam and joists set flat on the upper floor suggest that this is an original ceiling. The roof above is inaccessible. The house is small but very well framed, with close studding and various types of brace, arched, reversed and partly cranked.

Listing NGR: TM3167681090

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
282318
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

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Date: 23 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/12036/08
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