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Old Hall Farmhouse, Hemingstone

Description: Old Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279743

OS Grid Reference: TM1523953089
OS Grid Coordinates: 615239, 253089
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1342, 1.1436

Location: Hemingstone, Suffolk IP6 9RJ

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

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Listing Text

TM 15 SE
7/124 Old Hall Farmhouse


Farmhouse, early C17 (said to be of 1602, but possibly c,1630). Remodelling
of C18, and rear extension of c.1970. 2 storeys and attics. Half H plan; the
centre range of one window is unusually narrow. Timber-framed and plastered.
Plaintiled roofs; both cross-wings are hipped (possibly an C18 alteration).
To rear of the right hand wing is an original chimney of red brick with 3
detached square shafts. A matching chimney at left-hand wing has a rebuilt
shaft. Good original dormer in rear roof slope with ovolo-moulded mullioned
window. Late C18 casements with transomes; hinged boarded external shutters
at ground storey. Central entrance doorway of c.1970, in the mid C18 manner;
6-panelled door with architrave and pediment. In the narrow centre range is a
good early C17 dogleg staircase with carved and pierced newel finials and
widely-spaced turned balusters. Lighting the stairs is an ovolo-moulded
mullioned and transomed window. The parlour has moulded plaster cornices; and
a pair of fitted oak cupboards flank the window, forming a bay. The chamber
above has a similar arrangement but the cupboards are in wainscotting. In the
kitchen wing to right is a large segmental-arched fireplace, and cable-pattern
plaster on the ceiling beams. Slender close-studding. 2-tier butt-purlin
roof, the upper tier wind-braced. The house has many minor items of joinery
and ironmongery which contribute to its character.

Listing NGR: TM1523953089

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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