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Chandos Farmhouse, Thornham Parva

Description: Chandos Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279549

OS Grid Reference: TM1088672765
OS Grid Coordinates: 610886, 272765
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3125, 1.0923

Location: Thornham Parva, Suffolk IP23 8ES

Locality: Thornham Parva
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8ES

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Listing Text

TM 17 SW
3/93 Chandos Farm House

Farmhouse. c.1600, extended, altered and reroofed early C18 for E. Simons,
altered and extended mid C19. Timber frame, plastered. Red brick casing and
additions. Steeply pitched plaintiled roof. A 3-cell lobby entry plan
slightly extended to 8 bays and turned around with additions behind later
service end to right to form a large L on plan. 2 storeys and attic. Ground
floor: entrance to right of centre between hall and service end, a C19 gabled
porch with a 6-panelled door, architrave with hoodmould, blank shield of arms,
finialed bargeboards, small lights in returns with Gothic glazing,
hoodmoulds. Hall and parlour to left have C19 canted bay windows with 1:3:1
light casements with Gothic glazing, tiled heads, service bay to right has a
similar 3-light casement with a hoodmould. First floor similar 3,3,2 and 3-
light casements, cornice to boxed eaves. Rebuilt ridge stack to right of
centre. Left end all early C18 brick, offset plinth, moulded kneelers to
gable parapet, 'ES' in iron, axial internal stack. Right end 2,3 and 4-light
casements, exposed plates and purlins, bargeboards. To rear centre and left a
2 storey continuous C19 lean-to, rat trap bonded red brick, kneelers to
parapet, glazing bar casements with ground floor gauged brick flat arched
heads, a door with a gabled hood. To rear right a lower 1 storey and attic
C18 service bay with an outer 2-light casement and a dormer. A C20 link to
formerly detached early C18 kitchen/dairy block of 5 bays, plastered timber
frame with red brick gable end towards house, moulded kneelers to parapet,
internal stack, doors to both sides, casements, pentice board to rear.
Interior: frame largely concealed in C19, chamfered binding beam, mid-rail and
storey posts, runout chamfered joists, some close studding, later tension
bracing in right end wall, removed arched braces to tie beams. Staggered
tenoned purlin roof with some reverse curved windbraces. Kitchen block has a
stop chamfered binding beam and jowled posts.

Listing NGR: TM1088672765

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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