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Fen House, Stonham Earl

Description: Fen House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279347

OS Grid Reference: TM0932557382
OS Grid Coordinates: 609325, 257382
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1750, 1.0600

Location: Fen Lane, Stonham Earl, Suffolk IP6 8QD

Locality: Stonham Earl
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 8QD

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Listing Text

TM 05 NE
4/98 Fen House
- II

Former farmhouse. Late C15 or early C16, altered and extended C20. A 3-cell
open hall house. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered. Hipped thatched
roof with axial chimney of red brick. Mainly late C20 casements. Thatched
gabled C20 entrance porch with boarded door. A substantially-built and
relatively unaltered late-mediaeval house. The open hall is in two bays, the
open truss having a cambered tie-beam, with massive chamfered arch-braces
springing from pilasters rising from floor level (one brace is missing).
Tension-braced close studwork and heavy unchamfered joists. Good complete
smoke-blackened coupled-rafter roof. In late C16/early C17 a chimney was
placed in the cross entry and an upper floor of chamfered joists inserted into
the hall; the service rooms were united, and the house functionally "reversed"
- the service accommodation being placed at the right-hand end. The rear wing
to right is a C20 extension, possibly remodelling a pre-existing structure.

Listing NGR: TM0932557382

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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