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Church Farmhouse, Gislingham

Description: Church Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279518

OS Grid Reference: TM0767171778
OS Grid Coordinates: 607671, 271778
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3048, 1.0446

Location: Major Lane, Gislingham, Suffolk IP23 8HP

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

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Listing Text

TM 0771
6/62 Church Farm House

House. C15, floor and stack inserted and extended late C16, further extended
in early C17, altered C20. Timber frame, plastered. Steeply pitched
plaintiled and machine pantiled roofs. Originally a 2 bay open hall with a
storeyed lower bay, stack inserted in upper bay and parlour added; later 3 bay
addition extending forward to form a T on plan. 1 storey and attic with 2
storey and attic later range. To front early range has 3 small glazing bar
casements, that to centre in place of original cross passage entrance, a 2-
light gabled dormer over former hall. Ridge stack where 3 builds meet, axial
to original right bay, 3 conjoined diagonally set shafts. Beyond stack in
series is C16 parlour with a break in roof to rear. Rear cross passage
entrance in a C20 lean-to, mixed casements, 3 gabled 2-light dormers. Later
range extending forwards has an entrance towards rear with a part glazed 6
panelled door, C20 glazing bar casements, a 2-light gabled dormer, an inserted
late C17 or early C18 stack towards front, axial on ridge with a rebuilt cap,
front gable end pentice boards. Interior: rebates for 2 service doorways from
cross passage, some exposed studding of large scantling, service end stop
chamfered cross axial binding beam. Hall has inserted stop chamfered axial
binding beam, joists and fireplace bressumer. Parlour has stop chamfered
axial binding beam, joists and storey posts. Hall open truss removed leaving
a tenon to an arched brace in post, part of a large 4-light diamond mullioned
hall window remains in largely rebuilt upper bay,tension bracing in partition
to solar. Early roof retains closed truss, plain crown post with an arched
brace to collar purlin over solar, smoke blackened rafters. Raised cambered
tie beams flank inserted stack, 4 centred arched chamfered brick fireplace in
parlour chamber. C16 roof has butt purlins, arched windbraces, collars to
principals. C17 range has close studding with chamfered mid-rails, a moulded
storey post, stop chamfered cross axial binding beams and joists, arched and
reverse cranked braces to cambered tie beams, reverse cranked arched braces in
walling. Lower butt and upper clasped purlin roof, halved principals,
straight and cranked windbraces. (East Anglian Miscellany, vol.21, 1927,

Listing NGR: TM0767171778

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Source: English Heritage

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