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Manor Farmhouse, Norton

Description: Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 281206

OS Grid Reference: TL9753866429
OS Grid Coordinates: 597538, 266429
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2605, 0.8931

Location: Ashfield Road, Norton, Suffolk IP31 3NP

Locality: Norton
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3NP

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Listing Text


2/103 Manor Farmhouse (formerly
listed as Manor Farmhouse
15.11.54 and Barn)


Farmhouse, formerly manor house. Circa 1530-50; fragmentary medieval core,
and alterations of c.1600-1630, 2 storeys and attics. Complex plan: a 2-cell
cross-wing (parallel to the road) added to a (now-fragmentary) 2-bay open
hall, and a parlour cell in the western re-entrant angle. Timber-framed and
plastered: the framing is exposed at 1st storey of south side. A long-wall
petty with exposed joist ends and splayed brackets beneath. Close-studding
with 3 blocked moulded mullioned windows, and another (inserted) with diamond
mullions. Mid C16 parapet gables of red brick with diaperwork patterning in
burnt headers. The crowstepped gables have a moulded brick weathering beneath
each step. Plaintiled roof (concrete plaintiles on rear ranges). External
mid C16 gable chimneys with twin octagonal moulded shafts (reduced to just
above plinth level). Late C19 3-light casements with transomes. Early C19 6-
panelled entrance door with oblong fanlight and mid C20 flat-roofed porch on
oak posts. Interior: both cells of the cross-wing have moulded beams and
joists, lintelled open fireplaces and high quality close-studding, and one has
a 4-centred arched doorway. The open hall has only a little studwork and the
tiebeam from the open truss remaining. In early C17 a rare and interesting 2-
bay block was added to the rear. On the north side was an open loggia with
Large turned baluster shafts (now infilled). The room above was partly over
the loggia and was supported on the shafts. It has an oriel window
continuing for the entire length of 2 sides, with ovolo-mullions and
transomes (now blocked). Internal panelling with fluted pilasters remains in
one part of the room (now subdivided).

Listing NGR: TL9753866429

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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