Description: Church Farmhouse
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 228156
OS Grid Reference: TG2609720840
OS Grid Coordinates: 626097, 320840
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7379, 1.3478
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TG 22 SE COLTISHALL HAUTBOIS ROAD
2/23 Great Hautbois, Church
19.1.52 Farmhouse. (Formerly
listed as Church Farm-
house, Great Hautbois.)
Farmhouse, with C16 timber frame, clad in brick with pantiled and thatched
roofs. Extended in the later C17, and extended and altered in C18, C19 and
early C20. 'Z' shaped plan, with C16 wing to south, C17 outshut and later
builds to north. South wing, lobby entrance type, with C19 off centre enclosed
gabled porch, with Cl7 oak door, brick finials on apex and moulded brick
kneelers. South wall has flint plinths with moulded plinth bricks, clasping
pilasters with bases and moulded brick caps. Wall surface broken up into
recessed full height panels, divided by broad vertical bands to contain windows.
Recessed panels between, first and ground floor windows, with lower brick string
courses. 3 light casement windows with transoms inserted into enlarged openings
in C18. 2 C18 casements and door inserted into east gable wall. Brick platband
and string course at first floor ceiling level. Former northern outshut, raised
to two storeys in C19, when casement windows with wrought iron lights inserted.
Moulded brick kneelers and finials remain of former gables to south range.
The west gable contains re-used stone blocks, possibly salvaged from the nearby
castle. The northern wings are much altered and not of special interest.
Inside, fragments of timber frame are visible in walls, with jowled posts with
arch braces at first floor, but with C17 ogee moulded tie beam. Arch braces
from principal posts in walls. First floors appear inserted. Fragment of
medieval carved timber in kitchen wall. Winding stair. Open brick fireplace
with timber bressumer in living room. Blocked fireplaces with stone 4 centred
arches in kitchen and bedroom above.
Listing NGR: TG2609720840
Source: English Heritage
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