Description: Ivy House Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279497
OS Grid Reference: TM0768471880
OS Grid Coordinates: 607684, 271880
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3057, 1.0449
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GISLINGHAM MELLIS ROAD (NORTH WEST
TM 0771 SIDE
6/41 Ivy House Farm House
29.7.55 (formerly listed as Ivy
House. Late C15 or early C16, floor inserted and extended early C17, altered
C19 and C20. Timber frame, plastered. Steeply pitched machine tiled roofs.
Originally 4 bays, a 2 bay open hall with storeyed end bays; 4 bay stack and
parlour addition at right angles to form a T on plan. Now all 2 storeys.
Parlour range has an entrance in narrow bay to left, part raised 6 panelled
door, early C19 lugged architrave with inner reeding, cornice to projecting
hood, to right parlour has 3-light metal frame glazing bar casements. Boxed
eaves. Original large axial ridge stack in right bay of this range has a
recessed diamond panel at foot, 4 conjoined hexagonal shafts with moulded
bases, rebuilt oversailing cap. Left gable end ground floor C20 French
windows, first floor 3-light glazing bar casement, projecting gable with
scroll carved tie beam on leaf carved consoles. To rear parlour has 2-light
casements, traces of herringbone pargetting, on first floor a slightly
projecting original 8-light ovolo mullioned and transomed window, part
replaced with a C19 casement. Behind stack a catslide roof over a lean-to
outshut with a door to rear. Early range to right projects to front and has a
slightly lower ridge. Left or inner return catslide roof over a lean-to
addition. Gable front C20 projecting bay window, first floor leaded 3-light
casement. Right return has a half glazed door at probable upper end of
original hall, scattered 1,2 and 3-light glazing bar casements. Boxed eaves.
Roof has secondary hip to rear. Interior: early bays have close studding with
mid-rail, edge halved scarf joints in wall plates, stop chamfered corner
posts, straight arched braces halved over mid-rail, traces of 2 service
doorways towards rear and door to solar towards front, inserted floor has stop
chamfered cross axial binding beam and joists. Open truss entirely removed.
Crown post roof retains square posts in closed trusses, arched braces to
collar purlin, smoke blackened rafters and partition to solar. Parlour
addition has close studding with chamfered mid-rail, face halved scarf joints
in wall plates, a stop ovolo moulded axial binding beam and a stop chamfered
cross axial binding beam towards left end. Original stair behind stack with
octagonal newel, early panelled doors. First floor stop ovolo moulded cross
axial binding beams, double butt purlin roof with collars to principals, upper
Listing NGR: TM0768471880
Source: English Heritage
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