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Princes Farmhouse, Gislingham

Description: Princes Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279487

OS Grid Reference: TM0753571730
OS Grid Coordinates: 607535, 271730
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3045, 1.0426

Location: High Street, Gislingham, Suffolk IP23 8HS

Locality: Gislingham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8HS

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Listing Text

TM 0771
6/31 Princes Farmhouse
- II

House, latterly 2 dwellings. C15, floor inserted and extended mid to late
C16; raised, altered and extended mid C18, altered C20. Timber frame,
plastered. Steeply pitched plaintiled and pantiled roofs. Originally a 2 bay
open hall with a storeyed lower bay, stack and parlour added at upper end to
form a 3 cell cross passage plan, C18 dairy added to rear. Early bays raised
to uniform 2 storeys and attic. C16 addition is to right with a C19 lobby
entrance, half glazed, half panelled door. Hall bay has 3-light casements,
C20 lattice leaded on ground floor, glazing bars on first floor, service end
C20 lean-to outshut. Axial ridge stack to right of centre. Gable end 2 and
3-light glazing bar casements. To rear to left of centre a low 2 bay dairy,
red brick gable end with internal stack, tumbled-in brickwork, to left a small
C19 brick outshut with dentilled eaves, to right a C19 external stack, C20
lean-to outhut. Interior: early bays have full height studding, solar end
large arched bracing, original wall plates with long edge halved scarf joints,
parts of large 6-light diamond mullioned hall windows, 3-light diamond
mullioned service windows, stairs inserted at lower end of hall with stop
chamfered axial binding beam and joists. Parlour has close studding with mid-
rail, stop chamfered axial binding beam, joists and mid-rail, lobby entrance
replacing a 3-light ovolo mullioned window, chamfered jambs to fireplace.
Parlour chamber has arched bracing halved outside studs, stop chamfered cross
axial binding beam, 4-centred chamfered gauged brick fireplace arch, 4 light
window openings. In stack bay 3-light cavetto and 2-light ovolo mullioned
windows, intermediate small diamond mullions. Parlour roof lower butt and
upper clasped purlins with arched windbraces, C18 roof over early bays has
collars, side purlins.

Listing NGR: TM0753571730

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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