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Wood Farmhouse, Crowfield

Description: Wood Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279640

OS Grid Reference: TM1419258410
OS Grid Coordinates: 614192, 258410
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1823, 1.1317

Location: Crowfield, Suffolk IP6 9TH

Locality: Crowfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9TH

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Listing Text

TM 15 NW
3/21 Wood Farmhouse
Farmhouse, C15 with early C17 remodelling. 1 storey and attics. 3-cell plan,
converted to lobby-entrance form in C17. Timber-framed and plastered with
some C19 herringbone pargetting in panels. Thatched roof with axial C17
chimney of red brick with sawtooth shaft. A large C19 eyebrow dormer. Early
C19 small-pane casements with Gothick hoodmoulds. C19 flat-roofed entrance
porch, with 4-panelled door and simple pilasters and cornice. A 2-storey
pantiled C18 service wing to rear. A 2-bay open hall of unusually small
proportions forms the nucleus of the house; the open truss is almost entirely
removed but leaves evidence for long arch braces rising from pilasters. A
blocked 2-centred arched cross-entry doorway. Twin service room doorways are
chamfered; but are without arches, an exceptional omission for the period
which underlines the modesty of the building. Widely-spaced studding with
convex arched wind-bracing at corners. Service rooms with heavy rough joists
(the partition removed). Said to retain smoke-blackened roof (probably of
coupled-rafter form). An original circular open hearth is preserved beneath
the present floor, with radially-set bricks on edge. In early C17 the parlour
cell was rebuilt larger. A fireplace with cambered lintel in hall, and
inserted upper floor, both of late C16 or early C17.

Listing NGR: TM1419258410

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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