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Grange Farm House, Wyverstone

Description: Grange Farm House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279587

OS Grid Reference: TM0311968070
OS Grid Coordinates: 603119, 268070
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2732, 0.9757

Location: Potash Lane, Wyverstone, Suffolk IP14 4SL

Locality: Wyverstone
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 4SL

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Listing Text

TM 06 NW
4/131 Grange Farm House
- II*

Farmhouse, latterly 2 dwellings. Mid C16 with C15 origins, extended early
C17, staircase bay added c.1700, remodelled 1780, altered C19. Timber frame,
plastered with some red brick. Steeply pitched plaintiled and machine tiled
roofs. 4 or 5 bay core was originally part open, extended by 2 bays to left
and with a 2 bay crosswing to right which was then upper or parlour end,
original positon of stack or smoke hood unclear, stair wing added to rear; in
late C18 parlour became service end and existing stacks built. 2 storeys and
attics. Main range appears as a long 3 cell cross passage plan. Entrance is
to left of centre into left bay of early core, margin glazed double doors,
early C19 architrave with roundels at corners, lozenge frieze, panelled hood.
3 broadly spaced 3-light part opening glazing bar casements, ground floor
hoodboards. Traces of herringbone pargetting, brick plinth, boxed eaves. 2-
light gabled dormers to centre and right, C18 axial ridge stack to right of
centre. Left or former service end exposed tie beam, pentice boards,
bargeboards, C19 external stack. To right projecting forward slightly is
former parlour crosswing with a slightly lower ridge, 4-light part opening
glazing bar casements, oversailing gable. Right return has a red brick
kitchen stack dated 1780 in a terracotta panel, offset plinth to large base,
narrow shaft axial on a separate roof, an entrance behind stack. To rear
opposite main entrance a part glazed 6 panelled door, surround with jewelled
corners, behind original upper end is short c.1700 full height gabled stair
bay, flanking slate roofed lean-to's with an entrance to left into crosswing.
Attached to left a C19 red brick outbuilding. Interior: much of frame is
concealed, hall has close studding, posts of large scantling to probable
former open truss retaining tenons of arched braces, inserted floor has runout
stopped quirked wave moulded crossed binding beams, joists and end beams,
upper beam beyond C18 stack; former parlour now kitchen has a recessed triple
roll moulded cross axial binding beam, late C18 mantelpiece. Staircase of
c.1700 in an irregular dogleg has barley sugar balusters, moulded newel posts
rounded on inner faces, plain handrail. Present broad 'cross entry' bay has
a C19 staircase with slat balusters, moulded newel posts. First floor close
studding, stop chamfered wall plates, binding beams and joists, heavily jowled
corner posts, removed arched braces to tie beams. Roof has collars and halved
principals clasping purlins, arched windbraces.

Listing NGR: TM0311968070

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Source: English Heritage

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