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White House, Mickfield

Description: White House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279400

OS Grid Reference: TM1295861718
OS Grid Coordinates: 612958, 261718
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2125, 1.1157

Location: Mickfield, Suffolk IP14 5LE

Locality: Mickfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 5LE

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Listing Text

TM 16 SW
2/149 White House
- II

Former farmhouse. C16 with major alterations of early C17; refronted 1910 as
dated on building. Timber-framed and plastered; partly encased 1910 in red
brick, now painted. Thatched roof with various chimneys of red brick; one of
early C17 has a pilaster on the sides and a moulded string near the base.
Mainly large-pane sashes of 1910, with 4-panelled entrance door recessed in
single-storey extension. Probably mid C16 core, with arch-braced close-
studding, unchamfered floor joists, and evidence for diamond-mullioned
windows. Major early C17 remodelling: the C16 coupled-rafter roof was given
principals and two tiers of butt-purlins (the upper tier wind-braced), attics
were inserted, and the earlier joists given chamfers with ornate stops. Back-
to-back parlour and chamber fireplaces with flat chamfered heads and original
hearths. A fine early C17 plaster ceiling has vinescroll friezes and large
cartouches with central pendant motifs. A late C17 dog-leg stair has heavy
balustrading and barley-sugar twist balusters. Some bolection-moulded joinery
of c.1700.

Listing NGR: TM1295861718

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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