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Walnut Tree Farmhouse, Wortham

Description: Walnut Tree Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 January 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 280481

OS Grid Reference: TM0772677165
OS Grid Coordinates: 607726, 277165
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3532, 1.0488

Location: Old Forge Close, Wortham, Suffolk IP22 1PU

Locality: Wortham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP22 1PU

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added:

TM 07 NE (south side)

1/188 Walnut Tree Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now house. Mid/late C16, with cross-wing probably of c.1600; raised
and re-roofed in mid C19; restored in 1989. Render over timber frame; hipped
pantile roof; brick ridge stacks. Plan: two-unit plan with cross passage to
left of central hall and with cross wing to right. 2 storeys; 6-window range.
Lean-to porch built 1989 at angle of 2 ranges. C20 casements. Interior:
exposed timber frame with closely-spaced studs, cranked tension braces and
jowled storey posts, survives up to wall-plate level; frame includes original
blocked windows, namely a blocked 4-light diamond-mullioned window to the front
first-floor room of the cross wing 2 mullioned windows of 3 and 4 lights and one
chamfered mullioned window of 4 lights to front first-floor wall and a chamfered
mullioned window of 4 lights to rear left. Central hall has stop-chamfered beam
and joists and C16 brick open fireplace with stop-chamfered bressummer; room to
left has a rare surviving C16 ladder stair with solid oak treads, and beams
chamfered an outer edge flanking narrow bay (possibly the position of former
stack or a former smoke bay) adjoining hall; C17 newel stair to front of stack;
chamfered beams to cross wing, with chamfered bressummer over open fireplace.
Tie beams show evidence for former attic floor; tie beam at lower end of hall
chamber shows evidence for queen posts.

Listing NGR: TM0772677165

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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