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Valley Farmhouse, Great Finborough

Description: Valley Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 279901

OS Grid Reference: TM0172256764
OS Grid Coordinates: 601722, 256764
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1722, 0.9486

Location: 1 Valley Lane, Great Finborough, Suffolk IP14 3BD

Locality: Great Finborough
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 3BD

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Listing Text

TM 05 NW

2/126 Valley Farmhouse
- II

Former farmhouse. C15 with alterations of C17 and 1894. A 3-cell open hall
house. One storey and attics. Timber-framed and plastered. Pantiled roof,
once thatched. One axial and two external CI9 chimneys of red brick, all with
diagonally-set square flues. Two C19 slated raking dormers with small-pane
sashes. C20 small-pane casements. A mid C19 6-panelled entrance door, the
upper panels glazed; a late C19 gabled pantiled porch on moulded cast iron
columns. The 2-bay open hall has lost most of its open truss, but there is a
near-complete cross-quadrate crownpost with 4-way plank bracing; complete
smoke-encrusted hall roof. Twin 4-centred arched service room doorways.
Widely-spaced tension braced studwork, with evidence for diamond-mullioned
windows. Heavy exposed floor joists in the service cell; this end was altered
in mid C16, when a pair of massive base-crucks were inserted at the left hand
end to support a half hip. Various early C17 alterations: an upper floor
inserted in the hall, and a rear 3-bay dairy wing with some reused C16 moulded
binding beams. A set-forward range to right of 1894: gault brick, slated
roof, 2 storeys.

Listing NGR: TM0172256764

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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