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Description: Thompsons Farmhouse
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279631
OS Grid Reference: TM1507157217
OS Grid Coordinates: 615071, 257217
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1713, 1.1437
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CROWFIELD STONE STREET
TM 15 NE
4/12 Thompsons Farmhouse
Former farmhouse, c.1570. 1 storey and attics. 3-cell cross-passage entrance
plan. Timber-framed and plastered with late C20 cable-pattern pargetting in
panels. Hipped thatched roof with an original axial chimney of buff/pink
brick. C19 and C20 small pane casements. Glazed C20 entrance door in open
porch. An unusual sub-mediaeval house. Twin service rooms (now united).
Cross-passage with massive brick chimney backing onto it. The single-bay hall
has a recess apparently for a bench at the "upper" partition. Loft above hall
and parlour is only sub-divided by an open truss. Late type of crownpost roof
with square posts totally unbraced. Evidence for shuttered diamond-mullioned
windows. Wide lintelled hall fireplace has an integral smoke-curing chamber
at 1st storey level, with stout built-in hanging poles. Access was only from
within the chimney (c.p. A smoke-curing chamber at Brockley: Proc. Suffolk
Inst. Arch.: John McCann, 1982)
Listing NGR: TM1507157217
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Source: English Heritage
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