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Maypole Farmhouse, Buxhall

Description: Maypole Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279815

OS Grid Reference: TM0038757779
OS Grid Coordinates: 600387, 257779
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1818, 0.9297

Location: Mill Road, Buxhall, Suffolk IP14 3DJ

Locality: Buxhall
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 3DJ

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Listing Text

TM 05 NW

2/40 Maypole Farmhouse


Farmhouse, c.1530 with alterations of c.1570 and later. 2 storeys. T-plan;
the stem of the T is the original structure, with the cross-bar (containing
kitchen and parlour) added later. Timber-framed and plastered; an oversailing
gable tie-beam with vinescroll carving on the north gable. The south gable
oversails similarly but the tie-beam is concealed. Large panels on the south
side with textured plaster in the C17/C18 manner, but probably restored; high
in the gable is a plaster date 1671. The ground storey walling is partially
underbuilt in C19/C20 painted red brick. Beside the road is a late C16 gable
of red brick with diaperwork patterning in burnt headers, restored crowstepped
gables and moulded kneelers. Attached is an internal end chimney with fine
twin circular shafts on octagonal bases; the bricks are carved, one with a
fluted spiral, the other with ribbed zigzags. The north wall of the east
range has a long-wall jetty now enclosed by a C19 pantiled outshut; the joist-
ends are exposed on brackets with shafts and well carved capitals. The upper
walling (enclosed within the roof space) has a range of blocked but probably
complete mullioned windows with moulded cills. Concrete plaintiled roofs: an
axial chimney of late C16 or early C17 red brick, a square plinth with a sunk
plastered panel, 4 attached octagonal shafts on moulded bases. Mid C20
casements on the south side, an C18 or early C19 lunette window in the south
gable has small panes; some C18/C19 casements in other walls. C19 lean-to
entrance porch of brick with C20 half-glazed panelled door. Main 1st floor
members of both phases have roll-and-cavetto mouldings; the main chamber of
the east wing has a ceiling similarly moulded. Blocked late C16 windows with
roll-moulded mullions. Wind braced clasped-purlin roofs. Much of the C16
work remains concealed internally. N.M.R.

Listing NGR: TM0038757779

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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