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Chalk Farmhouse, Lakenheath

Description: Chalk Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 275835

OS Grid Reference: TL7136482988
OS Grid Coordinates: 571364, 282988
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4180, 0.5184

Location: High Street, Lakenheath, Suffolk IP27 9DS

Locality: Lakenheath
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP27 9DS

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Listing Text


11/26 Chalk Farmhouse

- II

House and surgery. c.1700 with C15 core and alterations of C19 and C20. 2
storeys, 3 windows. Flint and brick rubble with quoins of gault brick.
Hipped plaintiled roof with rear chimney of red brick. Windows with segmental
arches of gault brick, and small-pane sashes mainly of 3 lights. Partly
glazed panelled C19 entrance'door with architrave and gabled canopy on carved
brackets. To the rear of the front range is a small part of a substantial C15
house of clunch with limestone dressings, with on each floor an open fireplace
flanked by a garderobe to right, and a newel staircase to left. About 8
doorways survive, some still having 4-centred arched heads, also a stone
mullioned window. The front range may have a C15 core, but all visible
features, including a good oak-framed roof with butt-purlins and massive
principals, are of late C17. The rear wing was almost rebuilt C18, and again
mid C20.

Listing NGR: TL7136482988

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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