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Starhouse Farmhouse, Thornham Magna

Description: Starhouse Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279526

OS Grid Reference: TM0848070513
OS Grid Coordinates: 608480, 270513
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2932, 1.0557

Location: Major Lane, Thornham Magna, Suffolk IP23 8HE

Locality: Thornham Magna
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8HE

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Listing Text

TM 07 SE
2/70 Starhouse Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. c.1600, altered C19 and C20. Timber frame, plastered. Steeply
pitched plaintiled roofs. 2 cell lobby entry block, 2 storeys and attic with
3 bay, 1 storey and attic service wing to rear to form a T on plan. Central
entrance in a projecting full height gabled porch, half glazed door. First
floor 2-light glazing bar casement. Flanking bays have ground floor 3-light
and first floor 2-light glazing bar casements with brick casing to left on
ground floor, sprocket eaves. Central axial ridge stack, rebuilt, broader at
base. Left gable end 2-light casements, right gable end 3-light casements
with an early attic window with a lattice leaded light. Service wing right
return has a catslide roof over a lean-to outshut towards front with an
entrance, mixed C20 casements, a cross axial stack to left side of ridge
towards rear between kitchen and dairy. Rear gable end exposed plates and
purlins, pantiled lean-to outshut. Interior: hall to front right has close
studding, ogee stop chamfered mid-rails and axial binding beam, parlour
largely rebuilt, to service wing a small vaulted passage with C19 architraved
key blocked doors, altered close studding in kitchen. First floor: close
studding, 3-light ovolo mullioned window openings, jowled posts faced away
from stack in centre bay, stop chamfered cross axial binding beams. Attic has
cruck-like spandrel pieces pegged onto principal rafters and posts to replace
tie beams, lower butt purlins, collars to upper clasped purlins. Service wing
has a single clasped purlin roof with halved principals, cambered collars,
arched windbraces.

Listing NGR: TM0848070513

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Source: English Heritage

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