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Red House Farmhouse, Hoxne

Description: Red House Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281068

OS Grid Reference: TM1733675003
OS Grid Coordinates: 617336, 275003
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3300, 1.1883

Location: Hoxne, Suffolk IP23 7NW

Locality: Hoxne
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 7NW

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Listing Text

TM 17 NE & TM 17 SE
2/127 & 4/127 Red House Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C16 3-cell house with one-bay early-mid C17 addition at
service end, forming a single long range. Timber framed; the main front to
the north and the east gable end have fine exposed studding with herringbone
brick nogging. These sides have a jettied first floor supported on plain
brackets springing from carved buttress-shafts; plain heavy corner post;
moulded bressummer. C17 addition has a red brick parapet gable end, and on
the north side brick nogging to match the remainder (but no jetty). South
facade is plastered, lined in imitation of ashlar. Roof of C20 plaintiles. 2
storeys and attic. South (entrance) front has 4 windows, mid C20 casements.
Central gabled porch of early C17 date with turned balusters to side openings;
within the porch is a mid C20 battened door. A second door to the right. 2
internal stacks with sawtooth shafts, one with a moulded base containing an
inset panel. North front has blocked cross-entry doorway with moulded
surround; evidence for many orignal windows, some blocked, one to the parlour
with a deep sill. A lean-to addition re-uses some carved C16 timbers. The
original range is in 5 bays. 2-bay hall, the ceiling with good moulded cross-
beams and simply-moulded joists. The cross-entry was in the upper bay, a most
unusual arrangement, with a one-bay parlour beyond. All timbers in the
parlour are concealed except for a simply-moulded axial bridging beam. Beyond
the lower end of the hall was a smoke bay; this heating arrangement was
replaced after a relatively short time by the present stack between the hall
and parlour. The service cell was divided axially, one room being further
divided by a cross-partition. The side walls at this end had continuous
mullioned windows. On the north side there are moulded mullions and a blocked
4-centre arched doorway, suggesting that this room may have been a second
parlour. The stack at the service end is a C17 insertion. Much of the first
floor framing is concealed. The original range has a queen-post roof, with
one-way bracing to the arcade plates. Only the open truss over the hall
chamber has collar braces. One truss has tension braces from the tie beam to
each queen-post. At the parlour end there is an early C17 side purlin roof,
dating from when the attic here was made. 2 newel stairs to attics. One good
C16 door with a fully-moulded face.

Listing NGR: TM1733675003

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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