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Pear Tree Farmhouse, Ashfield cum Thorpe

Description: Pear Tree Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281425

OS Grid Reference: TM2121063198
OS Grid Coordinates: 621210, 263198
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2225, 1.2373

Location: Ashfield cum Thorpe, Suffolk IP14 6NA

Locality: Ashfield cum Thorpe
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6NA

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Listing Text

TM 26 SW

5/1 Pear Tree Farmhouse
- II

Former farmhouse. C15 core with C16-C17 alteration. Wing to north added
c.1985. Timber framed and plastered; roof clad in synthetic slates. 3-cell
form. 1 1/2 storeys. Mid C20 casement windows. Cross-entry has mid C20 gabled
porch with boarded and battened door. 3 flat-roofed dormers with standard
small-paned windows. Internal stack with rendered shaft. Interior.
Modernised. Some full-height studding, exposed mainly in the front wall. A
pair of wallposts have blocked mortices for braces supporting the central
truss over an open hall. Evidence for hall window. Stack inserted in upper
end of hall, perhaps preceded by a timber flue. Inserted hall ceiling has
heavy chamfered bridging beam, probably C16, not resting on wallposts. Joists
concealed. Heavy plain square joists in parlour, trimmed for a stairtrap.
Square-headed service doorways of late C16/early C17. The roof is a post-
medieval replacement, probably C17.

Listing NGR: TM2121063198

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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