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New Bells Farmhouse, Haughley

Description: New Bells Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280574

OS Grid Reference: TM0352964072
OS Grid Coordinates: 603529, 264072
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2372, 0.9793

Location: Haughley, Suffolk IP14 3RW

Locality: Haughley
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 3RW

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Listing Text


4/91 New Bells Farmhouse
- (formerly listed as New
9/12/55 bells Farmhouse and barn)
-- II*

Farmhouse, c.1530 with alterations of early C17. 3-cell plan, with 2 cross-
wings. Hall of 1 storey with attics, right hand cross-wing of 2 storeys, left
hand cross wing of 2 storeys with attics. Timber-framed and mainly plastered.
The original bricknogged crosswing to right has a jetty at 1st floor level at
the front and at the right hand long wall: exposed framing with arch
windbraced close studding, the bressumer and the girth beneath the jetty are
embattled. The herringbone bricknogging between the studding is original but
restored, and further sections of bricknogging are said to be beneath the
plaster of the hall walling. The left hand crosswing, added in early C17, has
an oversailing tiebeam with ovolo moulding, and restored console brackets
beneath. Plaintiled roof with C19 spiked ridge tiles to the hall (the roof
was originally thatched). Large C16 axial chimney of red brick; an external
chimney of red brick to left. Mainly C20 casements, one with diamond leaded
glazing: some early C19 casements with small diamond panes, the bars of cast
iron. Mid C20 boarded entrance door with plaintiled canopy. The house is
externally of medieval form, but had an upper floor over the hall from the
outset; probably used as a storage loft. The hall and parlour have double
ogee moulded first floor joists, and back-to-back lintelled open fireplaces.
In early C17, a crosswing containing a kitchen was added to left, on the site
of the previous service cells: good unmoulded framing and 2-tier butt-purlin
roof with wind bracing. Butt purlin roofs were also added to the earlier
building. The house stands in the centre of a complete medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM0352964072

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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