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Moat Farmhouse, Bures St Mary

Description: Moat Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 April 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 278697

OS Grid Reference: TL9194634993
OS Grid Coordinates: 591946, 234993
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9802, 0.7935

Location: Bures, Suffolk CO8 5LJ

Locality: Bures St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO8 5LJ

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Listing Text

TL 9134
26/114 Moat Farmhouse

II -
Farmhouse, now house. Early C16, with C17 porch and C15 rear range remodelled
in C17. Render over timber frame; plain old tile roofs, hipped with gablets to
early C16 front range and gabled to rear range; early C16 brick rear lateral
stack, with brattished relief panels and 3 diagonally-set brick flues; large
C16/early C17 brick external end stack to left of rear range. Early C16 house
of conventional 3-unit plan with central hall, opening into rear left range used
as a service range and back kitchen since the C16. Early C16 2-storey, 3-window
range with mid C20 sashes and mid C20 panelled door to gabled 2-storey porch to
left of centre; C16 3-light wood-mullioned window adjoins rear stack. Rear
left range has mid C20 sashes to front bay and mid C20 flat roof to early/mid
C19 brick rear outshot; one-storey, 2-window range extension further to left.
Interior: exposed good-quality C16 timber frame; small service chamber to left
of central hall which has hollow-moulded joists to pyramidal-stopped chamfered
beam and moulded beam with cusped stop, a C16 Tudor-arched brick fireplace,
2 bays to right with plain joists and chamfered beams; mortices for removed
diamond-mullioned windows. Studded partitions flanking hall range are continued
into roof framing, with 2-bay crown-post roof with lateral bracing to octagonal
crown post set on braced and cambered first-floor tie beam; two short bays to
right with close-studded trusses, the one to right having a cambered tie beam,
and a transverse partition; similar closed truss and transverse partition to bay
on left; remains of early C16 combed pargetting around rear lateral stack. Rear
left range of 3 bays with bracing to tie beams; C17 clasped-purlin roof to right
of C15 coupled-rafter roof; ground-floor room has C17 chamfered beams, chamfered
bressummer overopen fireplace and long shutter slide to beam on right. A good
example of an early C16 2-storey house, with a crown-post roof to the central
upper chamber and standing on a moated site.

Listing NGR: TL9194634993

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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