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Colbys Farmhouse, Hoxne

Description: Colbys Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281071

OS Grid Reference: TM1753874940
OS Grid Coordinates: 617538, 274940
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3294, 1.1912

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 SE
Colbys Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C16. Timber framed and plastered except for the gables
which are weatherboarded. Pantiled roof. 2 storeys. 3-cell form. Various
mid C20 casement windows. One original window at front and 3 at rear, all
with heavy diamond mullions. Mid C20 half-glazed door into service end. Part
of a 4-centre arched doorway into the parlour, apparently in situ: this is an
unusual position for a C16 doorway and may indicate dual occupancy of the
house. Internal stack, the shaft rebuilt. An intact timber frame of good
quality with both curved and reverse-curved bracing. Closely-spaced plain
joists in hall and service end. The cross-partition between these 2 rooms has
been removed but against the cross-passage is a plank and muntin screen,
largely intact. One-bay parlour. There is evidence to suggest the stack is a
later insertion, replacing a stud and plaster flue. Newel stair, contemporary
with stack. Queen-post roof. The framing of the end wall over the parlour
suggests the roof was originally hipped at this end.

Listing NGR: TM1753874940

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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