British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Bearts Farmhouse, Thorndon

Description: Bearts Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281361

OS Grid Reference: TM1509868131
OS Grid Coordinates: 615098, 268131
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2692, 1.1511

Location: Hall Road, Thorndon, Suffolk IP23 7LU

Locality: Thorndon
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 7LU

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Thorndon, Suffolk at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

TM 16 NE
4/80 Bearts Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Early C16 3-cell main range with later C16 service cross-wing to
left. Early C17 alterations. Much restored mid C20. Timber framed and
plastered; much renewed exposed studding and down braces to gable ends of
wing. Roof of C20 plaintiles. 2 storeys, attic in parlour cell. Various mid
C20 small-paned casement windows. One large reproduction open hall window.
To left of main range is a mid C20 gabled porch with plank side door.
Internal stack with original oblong red brick shaft. 3-bay main range, the
original layout unclear. Some of the framing over the hall is sooted, as is
the roof, but there is evidence for original upper windows throughout. The
partition between hall and service cells seems a later insertion as it
interrupts the pattern of the roof timbers. The present stack, at one end of
the hall bay, is an early C17 insertion with back-to-back open fireplaces.
Hall ceiling, with ogee stop-chamfered axial bridging beam and plain joists
supported on a ledge, also seems an early C17 insertion. Plain joists
(painted) in parlour. Floor in service end largely removed for mid C20 stair.
Clasped purlin roof with 2-way wind bracing. Newel stair in 2 flights, mostly
C17. Cross-wing much restored mid C20: one 4-centre arched doorway in side
wall; renewed upper floor; some intact first floor framing.

Listing NGR: TM1509868131

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.