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Cheney Farmhouse, Stradbroke

Description: Cheney Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280232

OS Grid Reference: TM2552675519
OS Grid Coordinates: 625526, 275519
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3314, 1.3086

Location: Stradbroke, Suffolk IP21 5NH

Locality: Stradbroke
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5NH

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Listing Text

TM 27 NE

2/112 Cheney Farmhouse
-- II

Farmhouse. C16 and early C17, in 3 main phases. A 3-cell main range with
taller wing to rear forming L-shape plan. Timber framed, mainly plastered,
some colourwashed brick. Pantiled roofs. 2 storeys and attic. Casement
windows, mainly of C19 and C20 date. To right of main range, a lean-to porch
with C19 half-glazed door. Internal stack at junction of the 2 ranges, with
C17 plain oblong shaft (cap rebuilt). C17 external stack against gable end of
rear wing, the top section rebuilt. Early-mid C16 main range; stack inserted
early C17, when parlour cell was added and the whole range given a queen-post
roof. Parlour ceiling has chamfered joists with original matchboarding
between. Newel stairs, the original attic flight with a good contemporary
door. Earlier part has cambered tie beams. Rear range is mid-late C16, now 2
bays but once extending further to the rear. Heavy framing. Ceilings with
closely-spaced joists, the attic floor set below eaves level. Against the
main range is the original projecting gable: tie beam with hollow chamfer;
roughcast plaster with smooth quoining around former window opening. The roof
has king posts braced by long upper crucks which extend from the tie beams;
the king posts rest on straight collars and have plank-like braces to the
ridge piece. The upper section of each king post is octagonal, the lower part
oblong. There is also a single row of butt purlins. Evidence for original
dormers. This form of roof is probably unique. The roof of the nearby barn
(Item No 2/113) is clearly derived from it and is undoubtedly by the same
carpenter. Remains of medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2552675519

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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