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Drivers Farmhouse, Finningham

Description: Drivers Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279466

OS Grid Reference: TM0672869585
OS Grid Coordinates: 606728, 269585
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2855, 1.0295

Location: Gislingham Road, Finningham, Suffolk IP14 4JA

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

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Listing Text

TM 0669 SIDE)

7/10 Driver's Farm House
- II

House, latterly 2 dwellings. Mid C16 and probably earlier, altered early C17
and C19. Timber frame, plastered. Pantiled roofs. Probably a small 2 bay
open hall with a storeyed lower end originally; parlour added, floor and stack
inserted to form a 3 cell cross passage plan with a 2 bay jettied upper
crosswing to left. 2 storeys. Ground floor: cross passage and lobby
entrances, boarded doors with simple surrounds, common hoodboard over hall and
service 2 and 3-light glazing bar casements, parlour 3-light glazing bar
casement on a slightly projecting brick base. First floor 3-light part
opening metal frame casement over hall, jettied end has curved brackets to
parlour chamber with C19 beading, 3-light glazing bar casement, curved
brackets to exposed plates, pentice board, exposed side purlins, bargeboards.
Axial ridge stack of C17 brick at left end of main range, slightly lower ridge
on cross wing. Right end C19 external stack with an oven outshut, a loft door
and hatch, pentice board, exposed plates and side purlins. Left return has an
exposed post and mid-rail, jetty to rear of parlour with butt ended joists on
4 large curved brackets. Interior: frame concealed, hall has stop chamfered
axial binding beam, joists and mid-rail, bolection moulded fireplace surround,
parlour has a stop chamfered cross axial binding beam on storey posts, double
roll and hollow moulded bar stopped joists, loft over service bay has tension
braces in altered walling, a tie beam removed; otherwise first floor and roof
not inspected.

Listing NGR: TM0672869585

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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