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Poplar Farmhouse, Thurston

Description: Poplar Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281247

OS Grid Reference: TL9384166106
OS Grid Coordinates: 593841, 266106
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2590, 0.8388

Location: Poplar Farm Lane, Thurston, Suffolk IP31 3SL

Locality: Thurston
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3SL

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Listing Text


1/144 Poplar Farmhouse

-- II

Farmhouse, mid C16 with alterations of early C19. 2 storeys. 3-cell lobby
entrance plan. Timber-framed and plastered. Slated C19 roof: an axial
chimney, the shaft rebuilt in C19 of red brick with quoins of gault brick.
Early C19 small-pane casements. Early C19 gabled entrance porch with slated
roof and 6-panelled door. A rear service wing added in early C19: Gault
brick. Slated roof. 2 storeys, 2 windows. Horizontally-sliding small-pane
casements at 1st storey and casements with segmental heads below. An open
porch in the re-entrant angle has a swept sheet-metal roof. Interior: In the
hall is some heavy mid C16 exposed framing. Main beams with broad chamfers,
and large unchamfered floor joists. A wide lintelled open fireplace has piers
of limestone blocks probably taken from the Abbey of St Edmundsbury after its
dissolution in 1539. The blocks have shafts of C12/C13 appearance. Remainder
of timber framing mainly concealed.

Listing NGR: TL9384166106

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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