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Abbots Mead, Pettaugh

Description: Abbots Mead

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279751

OS Grid Reference: TM1743059809
OS Grid Coordinates: 617430, 259809
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1936, 1.1799

Location: A1120, Pettaugh, Suffolk IP14 6DU

Locality: Pettaugh
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6DU

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Listing Text

TM 15 NE
4/132 Abbots Mead

- II

Former farmhouse, c.1500. 2 storeys. A 3-cell open hall house. Timber-
framed and plastered. Thatched half-hipped roof; an axial late C17 chimney of
red brick (recapped in C19), and two C19 end chimneys. Mid C20 oak casements
with leaded lights. C20 plaintiled gabled entrance porch with boarded door.
The 2-bay open hall has an open truss with a cambered tie-beam, the arch-
braces chamfered and springing from shafts with well-moulded capitals.
Complete smoke-blackened coupled-rafter roof. Good close studding, with
convex arch windbracing at the corners. One blocked rear cross-entry doorway
has a 4-centred arched head. Some original diamond-mullioned windows.
Unusually prominent assembly marks. Heavy unchamfered floor joists at the
parlour end, and an early ladder stair. Both end walls of the open hall
originally had infill omitted at high level, permitting heat (and smoke) into
the end chambers. A fireplace was placed against the cross-entry in C17 and
an upper floor of chamfered joists was inserted in the hall. C19 alterations
include a single-bay extension to left. Formerly known as Valley Farmhouse.

Listing NGR: TM1743059809

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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