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Barkers Farmhouse, Rattlesden

Description: Barkers Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280834

OS Grid Reference: TL9678557929
OS Grid Coordinates: 596785, 257929
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1845, 0.8771

Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk IP30 0ST

Locality: Rattlesden
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 0ST

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Listing Text

TL 95 NE
3/81 Barkers Farmhouse
- II
Former farmhouse, early C17, 2 storeys, originally with attics. 3-cell cross-
entry plan. Timber framed and plastered; above the rear cross-entry doorway,
now within a C19 lean-to extension, is a plaster panel bearing a C17 pargetted
figure of a rampant lion, almost full-size. Roman pantiled C19 roof. An
axial chimney of red brick, the narrow brickwork of the shaft is exposed more
fully than formerly by the lower pitch of the later roof: the 4 square shafts
in larger red bricks are possibly a later C17 rebuilding. C19 small-pane
casements. Boarded door at cross-entry position. Despite loss of roof, a
good example of an early C17 farmhouse. Studding with long tension-
studbraces. Diamond-mullioned windows in hall and service cell, and ovolo-
mullioned in parlour cell; a number of both types complete, and one glazed.
Square headed chamfered twin service room doorways with plank doors. On-edge
floor joists, rather slender for date. Lintelled open fireplace in hall,
brick arched fireplaces in 3 other rooms, all original.

Listing NGR: TL9678557929

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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