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Holyoak Farmhouse, Combs

Description: Holyoak Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279844

OS Grid Reference: TM0507056508
OS Grid Coordinates: 605070, 256508
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1687, 0.9973

Location: Church Road, Combs, Suffolk IP14 2EH

Locality: Combs
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 2EH

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Listing Text

TM 05 NE

3/69 Holyoak Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Early and mid C16 in 3 sections. 2 storeys. 3-cell plan.
Timber-framed and roughcast: on the west side the upper storey is long-wall
jettied, with exposed joist-ends and bressumer. Thatched roof with axial and
gable chimneys of C19 red brick. Early C20 casements. In a lean-to pantiled
C20 extension is a boarded entrance door. The central section of the house
comprises a 2-bay hall with chamber above; it contains an altered lintelled
open fireplace and formerly had a roof of the coupled-rafter or crownpost
form. Later in C16 the range was extended, perhaps simultaneously, in both
directions. All phases have heavy unchamfered floor joists, close studding
and jettied upper floor. Wind-braced C16 clasped purl in roof. Until c.1960
this was a dairy range, just detached from the main farmhouse which stood on
the west side. The origin of the name of the farmstead is in a chained Bible
which was attached to a tree stump. This formerly stood close to the north-
west corner of the granary-cartshed 30m north of the farmhouse (see below).

Listing NGR: TM0507056508

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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