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Elm Tree Farmhouse, Mellis

Description: Elm Tree Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280328

OS Grid Reference: TM1042574767
OS Grid Coordinates: 610425, 274767
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3306, 1.0868

Location: Mellis, Suffolk IP23 8DR

Locality: Mellis
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8DR

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Listing Text

TM 17 SW
4/39 Elm Tree Farmhouse
29.7.55 (formerly listed as Elm
Tree Farmhouse and barn)

GV 11*

House. C15 origins, late C16 cross wing, main range rebuilt in mid C17,
altered C19. Timber frame, plastered. Steeply pitched plaintiled roofs. An
L on plan: originally an open hall with 3 bay parlour cross wing added to
left, hall and service bays rebuilt retaining screens passage. All 2 storeys.
Screens passage entrance to right of centre with a 6 raised panelled
architraved door. 3-light glazing bar casements, part opening 6-lights to
hall on-ground floor, ground floor hoodboards. Above entrance and below boxed
eaves is a reset early C16 carved oriel soffit with an angel bearing De la
Pole arms. Axial ridge stack to left between hall and parlour has 4 conjoined
hexagonal shafts. Right gable end half glazed door, 2 small casements,
exposed purlins. To left a gablet over C19 hip to parlour wing with lower
ridge, 2 and 3-light casements, rear gable end pentice board, exposed plates
and purlins, lean-to outshut on inner return. Main range to rear has
scattered 2-light casements, first floor over hall original 4-light chamfered
mullioned window, an inserted stack in service bay. Interior: C17 panelled
screen with chamfered muntins to hall, close studding, stop chamfered storey
posts, raised cross axial binding beam and joists, 2-light chamfered mullioned
window opening, C18 corner cupboard, stop chamfered cross axial binding beam
in service bay, stairs behind stack, parlour has restored C17 ornamental
plaster ceiling divided into 2 sections by roll moulded cross axial binding
beam, roll mouldings continue around panels with central fleur-de-lis and
Tudor rose lozenges, scrolled pomegranate borders. First floor cranked and
curved braces in walling, straight braces to tie beams, stop chamfered binding
beam, original posts flank stack with tie beam cut. Parlour wing depressed
brick arched fireplace, reverse curved bracing, reroofed, originally had
arched braces to tie beams. Main range double purlin roof, lower butt
purlins, upper purlins clasped by collars and halved principal rafters, arched
windbraces. Attached to rear of service end a C19 outbuilding, weatherboarded
and pantiled, mixed casements, stable doors, ridge stack (East Anglian
Miscellany, 1930, pp33-36). -

Listing NGR: TM1042574767

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Source: English Heritage

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