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Description: Whitepost Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279981
OS Grid Reference: TM2750775434
OS Grid Coordinates: 627507, 275434
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3298, 1.3375
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FRESSINGFIELD LAXFIELD ROAD
TM 27 NE
6/32 Whitepost Farmhouse
Farmhouse, C16, probably in 2 phases, with late C17 addition at the parlour
end forming a single long range. Timber framed and plastered with a pantiled
roof. 2 storeys and attic. C16 work has 3-cell form with cross-passage
entry. Various windows; to the north there are a number of mullioned windows,
those on the first floor with chamfered square mullions being original. C20
plank entrance door. Internal stack; gable stack to later addition. Good
interior with fully exposed frame: some fine close studding, notably in the
parlour; reversed bracing. Chamfered joists to hall and parlour, heavier
plain joists at service end. Several arched doorheads, including the original
cross-passage entrance in the north wall (within a C19 lean-to addition).
Some oak panelling has been re-used as partitioning on the first floor. At
the later end a pine cupboard with semi-domed head. The original first floor
stairs have been replaced by a straight flight of mid C20 date. The roof over
the parlour end-differs in having butt as well as clasped purlins and a
different form of wind bracing.
Listing NGR: TM2750775434
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Source: English Heritage
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