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Description: Kerrys Farmhouse
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280486
OS Grid Reference: TM0543765828
OS Grid Coordinates: 605437, 265828
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2523, 1.0083
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BACTON COW GREEN
TM 06 NE
2/4 Kerry's Farmhouse
Former farmhouse, C16 and c.1600. 2 storeys and attics. 3-cell plan; the
parlour cell is of cross-wing form. Timber-framed and plastered. Roman
pantiled roof, once thatched. 2 C19 chimneys of red brick; one axial, the
other at left hand gable. C19 and C20 casements; at the side wall of the
cross-wing is a chamber window of c.1600 of oriel form, with ovolo-moulded
mullions, transome and cill. C19 4-panelled entrance door. A C20 wooden
conservatory/porch to left. The parlour block was added c.1600 to an
earlier building: high quality close-studding and butt-purlin roof. The
main range is in 5 very narrow bays, suggesting major alterations such as
the removal of an early chimney. Strongly cambered arch-braced tie-beams
of early or mid C16 type, but the wallplates have splayed edge-halved and
bridled scarfs of a type used in late C14/early C15, perhaps reused in C16
rebuilding. The house stands near the edge of a partial medieval moat.
Listing NGR: TM0543765828
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Source: English Heritage
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