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Gatehouse Farmhouse, Laxfield

Description: Gatehouse Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280139

OS Grid Reference: TM2728472588
OS Grid Coordinates: 627284, 272588
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3043, 1.3324

Locality: Laxfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 8EQ

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Listing Text

TM 27 SE

4/19 Gatehouse Farmhouse

-- II

Farmhouse. Early C16 with a small C14 core. Extended to left c.1971. Timber
framed and plastered with a thatched roof. 2 storeys and attic. 3-cell form.
Various casement windows, mainly C18, with C20 diamond-leaded glass. One mid
C20 dormer. Internal stack rebuilt mid C20 with 2 shafts set diamondwise. 2
mid C20 doors at rear. Much good quality structure is exposed. 2-bay hall
with heavy plain joists and solid arched braces between wall posts and
bridging beam (one missing). Stack inserted into upper bay of hall c.1700,
preceded by a smaller smoke bay, also in the upper end of the hall. One 4-
centre arched service doorway remains. Plain parlour joists, one half of the
ceiling raised. In rear wall of parlour, adjacent to the gable end, a blocked
C14 doorway (in situ) with 2-centre arched head. The gable end wall is also
C14 although the studding is lost; evidence for a ground floor window with
heavy square mullions. From its position adjacent to a gable end it seems
likely the doorway led into another wing or perhaps a stair tower. Hall
chamber has open truss with arched-braced tie beam. Queen-post roof,
originally half-hipped. The roof was partly renewed after a fire in 1971.

Listing NGR: TM2728472588

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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