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Pearl Farmhouse, Helmingham

Description: Pearl Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279721

OS Grid Reference: TM1884955898
OS Grid Coordinates: 618849, 255898
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1580, 1.1981

Location: B1077, Helmingham, Suffolk IP14 6EN

Locality: Helmingham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6EN

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Listing Text

TM 15 NE
4/102 Pearl Farmhouse


Former farmhouse; late C15 or early C16 core with major remodelling of late
C17. A mid C19 cross-wing at the left hand end. 1 storey and attics to main
range. Originally of 3-cell plan; the former parlour cell was rebuilt in C19.
Timber framed and plastered. Pantiled roofs with axial chimneys of red brick;
one gabled casement dormer. C19 casements. Stable-type entrance door at
rear. A greatly-altered open hall house: the hall-has an end wall with
exposed arch windbraced studwork. The open truss has been removed, but one
post has part of a chamfered arch-brace, rising from a pilaster which has been
cut back. There is evidence for a rear cross-entry doorway with adjacent
spere. A large lintelled open fireplace in the former cross-passage (the
lintel is reused from a timber framed chimney). In late C17 an upper floor
was inserted in the hall with joists chamfered and laid flat; the service cell
was demolished and rebuilt larger, and the whole roof rebuilt with butt

Listing NGR: TM1884955898

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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