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Leedes Farmhouse, Hemingstone

Description: Leedes Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279734

OS Grid Reference: TM1442253103
OS Grid Coordinates: 614422, 253103
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1346, 1.1317

Location: Bull's Road, Hemingstone, Suffolk IP6 9RF

Locality: Hemingstone
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9RF

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Listing Text

TM 15 SW
6/115 Leedes Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Core of c.1500, with major extensions of late C16 and C17 at
either end. 3-cell cross-passage entrance plan. 2 storeys. Timber-framed
and plastered. Plaintiled roofs; an axial early C17 chimney of red brick with
sawtooth shaft; another axial C19 chimney in rear wing. Small-pane casements
of early C20, those at ground storey with transomes. Early C20 half-glazed
panelled entrance door at cross-entry position. 2-bay open hall at centre of
house with some orignal features: arch-braced cambered tie-beam at open truss
with an octagonal 4-way solid braced crownpost. Close-studding. One blocked
hall window with square mullions. One altered 4-centred arched service room
doorway. A good quality parlour wing was added to right in c.1600: fine
close-studding, unmoulded joists, ovolo-mullioned windows, and a rear
staircase wing. The service wing was rebuilt C17 in cross-wing form: on-edge
floor joists, 2-tier clasped-purlin roof with wind-bracing; the open hall was
reroofed and an upper floor inserted. Early C17 fleur-de-lys, roses and other
motifs in ceilings of hall, parlour and one chamber.

Listing NGR: TM1441953104

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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