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Farthings, Debenham

Description: Farthings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281497

OS Grid Reference: TM1731163241
OS Grid Coordinates: 617311, 263241
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2245, 1.1803

Location: Gracechurch Street, Debenham, Suffolk IP14 6RA

Locality: Debenham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6RA

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Listing Text

TM 16 SE
6/73 No.11 (Farthings) & No.13

Probably originally one house, now 2. Early C15 and C16, in three phases.
Timber framed and plastered. No.13 has exposed studding on upper floor with 2
blocked window openings. Shallow-pitched pantiled roof of C18 or C19. 3
cells. 2 storeys. Continuous jetty to street on original brackets; No.13 has
exposed joist-ends and bressummer. Casement windows of late C19 and C20. 3
matching cross windows to ground floor. No.11 has a boarded and battened door
in probably C17 frame. No.13 has 4-panel door and plank door to extreme
right. Internal stack with rendered shaft. To left, an external gable stack
set forward of the roof ridge, and a small one-storey addition beyond.
Interior. No.11 comprises early C15 service cell (originally a cross-wing)
and early-mid C16 hall, the latter replacing medieval work. Service cell
contains cross-entry: the front wall has half of original 2-centre arched
doorway; joists show evidence for partitions and service doorways. Remains of
original screen to former open hall has wide opening (now infilled) with knee
braces. One-bay hall with large broach stop-chamfers to bridging beams.
Heavy lintol over hall fireplace. No.13 comprises a single 2-bay cell of
later C16, probably a parlour. Unmodernised, with most of timbers concealed.
To rear of stack a newel stair, the lower part retaining C16 treads.

Listing NGR: TM1731163241

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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