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Tithe Farmhouse, Fressingfield

Description: Tithe Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279978

OS Grid Reference: TM2680777038
OS Grid Coordinates: 626807, 277038
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3445, 1.3284

Location: B1116, Fressingfield, Suffolk IP21 5PY

Locality: Fressingfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5PY

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Listing Text

TM 27 NE
- Tithe Farmhouse
-- II*

Farmhouse. Mid C14 with C17 alterations and additions. T-shape plan. Timber
framed, roughcast-rendered, with a roof of glazed black pantiles. 2 storeys
and attic. Casement windows of C19 and C20. The south wing has a range of 2
C19 windows and a C19 gabled porch with 6-panelled bolection-moulded door and
semi-circular fanlight with ornamental glazing bars. Above the porch is a
square stack, at the junction of the 2 ranges. At the gable end of the north
wing is a lean-to dairy addition. The north wing contains the remains of a
raised-aisle hall: the aisles have been removed and the roof and lower bay of
the hall were replaced in C17. Parts of both queen-posts are visible: these
are octagonal and quite short, with moulded bases and caps. The queen-post at
the rear retains its original arched brace to the collar. The south range is
a former solar cross-wing, contemporary with the hall range. It is in 3 bays,
with a C17 one-bay addition to the front (west). The stack is inserted in the
centre bay. Heavy short arched braces to one tie beam and evidence for
similar bracing to the bridging beams on the ground floor. Intact roof with 2
slender octagonal crown posts with moulded bases and caps, and with heavy 4-
way bracing. In the original front gable there is evidence for multiple
arched wind-bracing. Newel stairs in south wing, with a C19 arched entrance
to the lower flight. Although much of the structure is concealed this is an
important example of C14 work and contemporary with the nearby Church Farm.
stable (Item No. 10/15). In the same farmstead is the remains of a C14 barn,
not of listable quality. Remains of medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2680777038

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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