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Description: Hill House Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280200
OS Grid Reference: TM2258275410
OS Grid Coordinates: 622582, 275410
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3316, 1.2654
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STRADBROKE BATTLESEA GREEN
TM 27 NW
1/80 Hill House Farmhouse
- (formerly listed as
29.7.55 Hill Farmhouse)
Manor farmhouse. C16, in 2 main phases. Timber framed and plastered, partly
ashlar-lined. Roofs mainly plaintiled, with pantiles to rear of main range.
Ridge tiles. 2 storeys and attic. A main range with projecting cross-wing to
right and a 2-storey former porch to left of centre. Various old mullion and
transom casement windows and 2 C16 windows with moulded mullions. C20 gabled
porch with wide segmental-headed door in 2 leaves; within the porch a C19 6-
panel door. At junction of the 2 main ranges is a fine stack with 6 octagonal
shafts, each with moulded cap and base. Massive external stack to rear of
main range, heating the end rooms, the upper section rebuilt mid C20 in plain
form. Small probably C19 stack set against the former porch, with a rebuilt
shaft of moulded brick. Earlier part of house, no later than mid C16,
comprises hall and service cells: this is the left half of the main range with
the former gable end wall now in the centre. There was probably a parlour
cell, now lost. Fine heavy studding. Intact service partition with 4-centre
arched service doorways and blocked doorway to service chamber stair. Fine
hall ceiling with moulded cross-beams and joists, the latter with run-out
stops. Moulded end cornice. Against the hall end wall is a C16 screen
discovered in the service partition. Very closely-spaced plain joists in
service cell. Good quality roof with a single row of clasped purlins and
cambered collars with long solid arched braces. Remainder of main range and
the cross-wing are mid-late C16, the studs not so closely spaced. Roof with
clasped and butt purlins. The porch is late C16 or early C17. Remains of
Listing NGR: TM2258275410
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