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Chevers Farmhouse, Stonham Aspal

Description: Chevers Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279415

OS Grid Reference: TM1411759079
OS Grid Coordinates: 614117, 259079
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1884, 1.1310

Location: Crowfield Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AN

Locality: Stonham Aspal
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6AN

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Listing Text

TM 15 NW
5/164 Chevers Farmhouse (formerly
9-12-55 listed as The Laurels)

Former farmhouse, C16 in 3 phases. 2 storeys. 3-cell plan, with an
additional service cross-wing added c.1600. Timber-framed and plastered: the
early C16 hall range is long-wall jettied towards the front with exposed
joist- ends, and the girth beneath is moulded and embattled. The parlour
block of c.1500 (not integral with hall range) is end-jettied with brackets
and moulded pilaster-shafts. Plaintiled roofs with two C17/C18 axial chimneys
of red brick. Various C19/C20 small-pane casements, and a C19 small-pane sash
in the parlour. C19 gabled porch of painted brick, with pantiled roof and
spike bargeboard finial. Panelled C19 door, the upper panels glazed. Some
high-quality framing exposed internally: in the hall are scotia-moulded beams
and joists, the central posts having a pair of mutilated moulded capitals
beneath which were once a pair of carved figures (perhaps angels), one having
been totally destroyed. The parlour block is of similar quality, with a
massive arch-braced tie-beam in the chamber, the braces rising from pilasters.
A blocked 4-centred arched service-room doorway. The additional service
cross-wing of c.1600 reuses a plain crownpost roof of C14 or early C15 origin.
Clasped-purlin roof over hall range. The house stands just to the south of a
mediaeval homestead moat.

Listing NGR: TM1411759079

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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