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Yew Tree House and Amberley, Finningham

Description: Yew Tree House and Amberley

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279461

OS Grid Reference: TM0664869475
OS Grid Coordinates: 606648, 269475
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2845, 1.0282

Location: Church Lane, Finningham, Suffolk IP14 4JB

Locality: Finningham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 4JB

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Listing Text

TM 0669
7/5 Yew Tree House and
29.7.55 Amberley (formerly listed
as Yew Tree House)


House, now 2 dwellings. Mid C16, stack inserted, extended and altered late
C17 and early C18, altered and reroofed C19. Timber frame, plastered.
Steeply pitched slate roofs. 6 bay main range, original 3 cell cross passage
plan had service end to right and a smoke hood in bay between hall and parlour
to left; stack inserted in cross passage and lower bay of hall, lobby entrance
created, rooms turned round with parlour to right, partition to smoke bay
removed to enlarge hall; 3 bay service wing added to left to form a T on plan.
All 2 storeys and attics. Ground floor: lobby entrance to right of centre,
part glazed, part raised 6 panelled architraved door in a C19 trellissed porch
with colonnettes to a key blocked depressed arch, wavy bargeboards to shallow
gable. To right or secondary parlour a transomed 3-light part opening metal
frame casement, similar window to hall with smaller panes, moulded frames and
hoodboards. To left, into original parlour a half glazed, half panelled
architraved door with a moulded broken pediment, a 3-light window as to right.
First floor three 3-light windows with central leaded panes, outer metal frame
glazing bar lights, moulded frames. Panelled pargetting, 2 high quality late
C17 or early C18 large oval panels, to right grapes with a raised border, to
left a fig tree with a wreathed border. Boxed eaves. Inserted axial ridge
stack to right of centre with oversailing cap. Right end ground floor early
C18 architraved glazing bar sash. To rear an exposed 3 light diamond
mullioned window and a 2-light leaded window on first floor, a C20 gabled
dormer, to centre a lean-to outshut and to right or service end a C17 external
stack and a low C19 clay lump and brick backhouse with a half glazed, half
panelled door. To left gable end 3 bay service wing, now Amberley. Outer
elevation has an entrance with a half glazed half panelled door, C20 porch,
mixed part opening glazing bar casements with hoodboards, on first floor an
early 3-light metal frame leaded casement, two C19 external stacks with
offsets. Gable end wavy bargeboards, to rear C18 2 and 3-light leaded
casements, transomed on first floor. Interior: close studding with midrail,
original parlour has stop chamfered binding beams and fireplace bressumer, an
C18 corner cupboard with fluted pilasters, painted seraphs in spandrels of
scrolled key blocked depressed arch. Hall has chamfered jowled storey posts
and cross axial binding beam, an inserted binding beam in smoke bay, a 4
centred arched door head to rear for cross passage entrance; early C18
bolection panelling over fireplace and door to lobby, box cornices; broad
early C18 stair with barley sugar and vase balusters, 4 clustered as newel,
moulded handrail. Secondary parlour has C18 raised fielded panelling, cornice
around boxed axial binding beam, C19 reeded fireplace. First floor 3-light
diamond mullioned window openings, cranked arched bracing in walls, removed
arched braces to cambered tie beams, reroofed. Service wing has altered
framing with ogee and bar stopped binding beams, joists and mid-rails.

Listing NGR: TM0664869475

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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