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White House Farmhouse, Laxfield

Description: White House Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280147

OS Grid Reference: TM2740973150
OS Grid Coordinates: 627409, 273150
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3093, 1.3346

Location: B1116, Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8EL

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

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Listing Text

TM 27 SE

4/27 White House Farmhouse

-- II*

Farmhouse. Early C15 with C16 addition to right of stack. Timber framed and
plastered except for the rear wall which is weatherboarded. The front has C20
widely-spaced applied studding. Pantiled roof. 1½ storeys. 4 windows, C19
and C20 casements. Plank door. 2 small gabled dormers. Internal stack.
Against the left gable end a lean-to addition and a small stack. A former
open hall house, one end of which (probably the solar end) was rebuilt in C16
when the stack was inserted. 2-bay open hall with original heavily sooted
queen-post roof with a ridge piece; the queen-posts are of cross-quadrate
section. There are 2 additional tie beams in what is probably the lower bay
of the hall, but no evidence for them in the upper bay. C16 inserted ceiling
has bridging beam with solid arched braces to the wall posts and chamfered
joists with run-out stops. Hall fireplace has a good moulded and embattled
lintol. C16 addition has chamfered-joist ground floor ceiling. C16 newel

Listing NGR: TM2740973150

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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