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Moat Farmhouse, Laxfield

Description: Moat Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280153

OS Grid Reference: TM2978273181
OS Grid Coordinates: 629782, 273181
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3086, 1.3693

Location: Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8EU

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

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Listing Text

IN 27 SE

4/33 Moat Farmhouse

-- II

Farmhouse. Mid-late C16, in several phases. Timber framed, mainly plastered;
C18 red brick parapet gable ends to main range. Modern concrete pantiles. 2
storeys and attic. A long main range with later wing to north, forming L-
shape plan. South front has 3 windows, mainly C18-C19 casements. Lobby
entrance: C19 4-panel door, plain rectangular fanlight; a good doorcase with
fluted pilasters and an entablature with triglyphs. C20 single storey
addition set forward to right. Internal stack; external stack against east
gable; both shafts are rendered over. Good mid C16 parlour end. Parlour has
moulded bridging beam and plain joists; rear storey post has scrolled head;
moulded fireplace lintol. Good studding in parlour chamber, the side walls
with both reversed and tension bracing. Cambered tie beam to open truss.
Queen-post roof. Centre part of main range may be contemporary with the
parlour although the butt purlin roof is later. Service end has ovolo-
moulded bridging beam and plain joists. North wing added c.1600, probably as
a purpose-built dairy range: framing much renewed but original queen-post roof
intact. Remains of medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2978273181

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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