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Grove Farmhouse, Ashfield cum Thorpe

Description: Grove Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281429

OS Grid Reference: TM2007463575
OS Grid Coordinates: 620074, 263575
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2264, 1.2209

Location: Grove Lane, Ashfield cum Thorpe, Suffolk IP14 6LZ

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

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Listing Text


5/5 Grove Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. In 2 main phases, both C16; rear stair wing of early C17, now
incorporated in later lean-to additions. Timber framed, the front and right
gable end roughcast-rendered, the remainder plastered. Pantiled roof. Each
section comprises 2 cells, that to the right slightly recessed and lower, and
probably the later end. 2 storeys with attic in left section. Various
casement windows, those to the left mostly of C19 date; mid C20 metal-framed
windows to right. Lobby entrance: C19 6-panel door, the upper 2 panels
glazed; flat-roofed open porch on square timber posts. Mid C20 door to left.
Central axial stack, set at end of right section: lower portion of shaft is
original, the upper part rebuilt C19. Small late stack on outside of left
gable end. Interior. Left section has good full-height studding with curved
wall braces and blocked diamond-mullioned windows. Cambered tie beams with
heavy arched braces. On the ground floor the ceiling of the main room has a
chamfered bridging beam and heavy plain joists. Plain crown-post roof with
largely unbraced collar purlin. In the right hand section, some plain
studding with S-shaped wall braces. Unmodernised service chamber to extreme
right has 2 blocked diamond-mullioned windows and remains of black paintwork
on the timbers, probably original. Ground floor structure largely concealed
and service partition removed. Behind the stack is a newel stair,
substantially original, in a small addition with a well-preserved ovolo-
mullioned window.

Listing NGR: TM2007463575

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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