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Fengate Farmhouse, Rattlesden

Description: Fengate Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280836

OS Grid Reference: TL9728254980
OS Grid Coordinates: 597282, 254980
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1578, 0.8827

Location: Rattlesden, Suffolk IP30 0SZ

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

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Listing Text

TL 95 SE
4/83 Fengate Farmhouse
- II
Former farmhouse, early or mid C16 with alterations of early C17 and c.1970.
Built as a late form of open-hall house, extended to south in C17 and to north
in C20. One storey and attics. Timber-framed and plastered. Pantiled roof,
thatched until C20, with 5 gabled casement dormers; some C19 and some C20.
Early C17 chimney of red brick with twin flattened hexagonal flues. C19 and
C20 small-pane casements. C20 hipped pantiled porch at lobby entrance
position with 2-panelled door. To left of chimney is a 2-bay cell with
formerly open hall - the head of a window is immediately above an inserted C17
floor structure which has bar-stopped chamfered main beams, and joists
chamfered in some areas but not in others. To right of the chimney is a 2-bay
C16 room with large unchamfered floor joists and close-studding. Blocked
diamond mullioned windows at 1st storey. The chimney was inserted together
with the upper floor in C17, and a further bay added at south end. Included
despite major repairs of c.1970, as an example of a small open-hall house
progressively extended over a long period.

Listing NGR: TL9728254980

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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