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Description: Abbot's Farmhouse
Date Listed: 12 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114791
OS Grid Reference: TL8699434783
OS Grid Coordinates: 586994, 234783
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9800, 0.7214
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TL 83 SE
4/2 Abbot's Farmhouse
House. Early C17, altered in Picturesque style and extended in early C19.
Timber framed, clad with flint and red brick, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. 3 bays aligned NE-SW with central chimney stack. 2-storey lean-to
extension to NW, and single-storey extension beyond. 2-storey brick extensions
to NE and SE, forming a T-plan. Slate-roofed porch in S angle. SW elevation,
in main block 2-window range of Gothick sashes with interlaced tracery under
2-centred heads, with crown glass. Above, 2 blind loops and asymmetrical gable
with moulded parapet. In SE extension, one sash of 12 lights and one of 16
lights on each floor, with crown glass. All windows early C19, C20 door. On
right return of main block, crenellated parapet. 2 chimney stacks with grouped
diagonal shafts. The interior of the original block has jowled posts, chamfered
beams with lamb's tongue stops, clasped purlin roof. Formerly known as Ivy
Cottage, but earlier probably the manor held by the Abbot of Edmundsbury.
Moated site. RCHM 6.
Listing NGR: TL8699434783
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Source: English Heritage
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