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Elm Farmhouse, Helmingham

Description: Elm Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279728

OS Grid Reference: TM1967856948
OS Grid Coordinates: 619678, 256948
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1671, 1.2108

Location: B1079, Helmingham, Suffolk IP14 6EH

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

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Listing Text

TM 15 NE
4/109 Elm Farmhouse


Farmhouse; early C17, with a cross-wing of late C14 or early C15 to right. 3-
cell cross passage entrance plan. Two storeys and attics. Timber framed and
plastered; a C17 exposed gable tiebeam to left is embattled. Plaintiled
roofs; an axial C17 chimney of red brick and another to rear of parlour cell
to left, both have oblong shafts with complex moulded plinths. Mainly mid C20
casements; some C19 casements at rear. Early C19 6-panelled entrance door
with pediment. In a parlour to left is a plaster ceiling with early C17
motifs including roses and fleur-de-lys, and an elliptical arched fireplace.
A 2-bay cross-wing to right has massive medieval framing: widely spaced
studding. An open truss in the 2-bay chamber has long 2-centred arch braces
to the cambered tie beam and an altered coupled rafter roof. A smoke
blackened partition demonstrates that an open hall stood on the site of the
C17 range. A further bay was added to front of cross wing in C17, and a l 1/2
storey wing to the right. All C17 roofs are of wind braced butt purlin type.
A partial medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM1967856948

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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