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Willow Farmhouse, Elmswell

Description: Willow Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 281124

OS Grid Reference: TL9923964488
OS Grid Coordinates: 599239, 264488
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2425, 0.9168

Location: Ashfield Road, Elmswell, Suffolk IP30 9HG

Locality: Elmswell
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 9HG

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Listing Text


5/21 Willow Farmhouse

-- II

Farmhouse, C15 with late C16/early C17 alterations. One storey and attics; a
2-storey with attics cross-wing added to left. A 3-cell open hall house.
Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched roof, half-hipped at right-hand end.
Two C18/C19 gabled plaintiled dormers, one with 3 leaded-glazed lights. An
axial early C17 chimney of red brick, with a frieze of red terracotta tiles
forming a diaper pattern. An external service chimney to left is similar, but
also has a sawtooth shaft. Late C18 or early C19 3-light casements. Mid C20
battened and boarded entrance door. A single-storey extension to left of
C17/C18, and a lean-to C19 extension to right. Interior: The smoke-encrusted
open hall roof was originally of crownpost form: the post has been damaged
during later alterations by the removal of the octagonal shaft below the
braces, and is no longer in the structure. It has a plain splayed capital
with 4-centred curved solid plank braces. The hall has widely-spaced tension-
braced studding, and a.blocked 4-centred arched cross-entry doorway. The
cross-wing was added c.1600, when basecrucks were inserted at the upper level
at the junction with the service cell of the older building.

Listing NGR: TL9923964488

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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