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Pond Hall Farmhouse, Tattingstone

Description: Pond Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 October 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 278884

OS Grid Reference: TM1373036915
OS Grid Coordinates: 613730, 236915
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9895, 1.1115

Location: Back Lane, Ipswich IP9 2NG

Locality: Tattingstone
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 2NG

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Listing Text

Pond Hall Farmhouse


House. C14/C15 or earlier with later alterations and additions. Timber framed
and plastered. Red plain tiled roofs. Ridge chimney stack to left crosswing,
off centre left stack to hall. Hall house with crosswing to left and later
crosswing to right, C20 outshot porch and hall to right of left crosswing. There
is a stair turret to rear of this outshot. The roof continues down to ground
floor to right of the central hall. 2 storeys 1:2:1 window range of C20
vari-light leaded casements. There is a single storey lean-to extension to rear
of left return and rising from it a buttress supporting a parapet which appears
to support the attached shaft chimney stack. Interior:- Of complex plan, the
left crosswing has halved wall braces, there could possibly have been a very
early single storey building with arched braces to tie beam, with a later roof
raise to its present 2 storey height, there are arched braces to a steeply
cambered tie beam, the roof above not seen at time of re-survey. The plaster on
the inner rear wall of this crosswing has 2 pairs of incised crossed keys and
several roundels, also a 2-centred arch was said to be visible through the
plaster prior to recent repainting. The central hall is open to ceiling above
the modern staircase and has a 4 arm cross quadrant crown post with the base
splayed between the angles, circa 1370-1450, resting on a cambered tie beam. The
right crosswing and outshot have mainly C18 features visible, excepting jowled
storey posts and a heavy chamfered bridging joist. The walls to kitchen, larder
and stairs are all of C18 beaded boards and there are some C18 vertically boarded
doors with ironmongery. Details of rear room are covered by C20 decoration.

Listing NGR: TM1373036915

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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