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Water Run Farmhouse, Stonham Earl

Description: Water Run Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279333

OS Grid Reference: TM0970860483
OS Grid Coordinates: 609708, 260483
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2027, 1.0675

Location: Stonham Earl, Suffolk IP14 5ET

Locality: Stonham Earl
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 5ET

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Listing Text

TM 06 SE
- Water Run Farmhouse
- II

Former farmhouse; circa 1600, incorporating part of a late C15 or early C16
house. 2 storeys. 3-cell cross-passage entrance plan. Timber-framed and
plastered. Thatched roof with axial chimney of red brick. C19 and C20 small-
pane casements. Boarded entrance door. To left is a substantial 2-bay C15
solar cross-wing with massive framing: arch-braced studwork with a blocked
diamond-mullioned window and evidence for others with square mullions. Very
heavy unchamfered upper floor joists. A blocked doorway, formerly with an
arched head, led into a hall once standing to left of the present house. A
strongly cambered arch-braced tie-beam at the open truss. The roof was of
coupled-rafter form until replaced with a butt-purlin roof in C18. The front
gable of the wing was originally jettied. Circa 1600, new hall and parlour
cells were built with good plain framing; close-studding and side-purlin roof.
The earlier wing then became the service cell; in C18 the coupled-rafter roof
was replaced by a butt-purlin roof in line with the main range.

Listing NGR: TM0970860483

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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