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Description: Park Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116341
OS Grid Reference: TL8083522483
OS Grid Coordinates: 580835, 222483
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8716, 0.6254
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BRADWELL CHURCH ROAD, BRADWELL
TL 82 SW
2/11 Park Farmhouse
House. Early to mid C16, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered
with some exposed framing, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Main range of
3 bays facing NE, 2-bay crosswing to right, and axial stack at the junction.
C20 internal stack at rear of left bay of main range, C20 internal stack in rear
bay of crosswing. C18 rear wing with external stack to left, and lean-to
extensions each side of stack. C19 lean-to extension to right of crosswing,
forming a catslide with it. One storey with attics. Ground floor, 3 C19 and 2
C20 casements. First floor, 2 C19 casements. CZO door with gabled canopy.
Framing exposed on front of upper storey of main range only. Gablet hip at left
end of main range. Jowled posts, heavy studding with 'Suffolk' bracing trenched
outside, edge-halved and bridled scarfs in wallplates. Shutter grooves for
unglazed windows at front, rear and left end. Lodged plain joists of horizontal
section, arranged longitudinally, in middle bay of main range, others plastered
to the soffits. Large wood-burning hearth facing to left, originally of a
timber framed chimney, the mantel beam chamfered and mitred, later bricked in.
Crownpost roof complete with 4 axial braces in crosswing; crownpost roof in main
range; one tiebeam, crownpost and braces missing. The rear wing is roofed with
re-used smoke-blackened rafters from a medieval hall. Inside the catslide
extension to the right some C18 patterned plaster in panels is preserved on what
was formerly an external wall. RCHM 5.
Listing NGR: TL8083522483
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Source: English Heritage
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