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Moat Farmhouse, Kenton

Description: Moat Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281555

OS Grid Reference: TM1855266139
OS Grid Coordinates: 618552, 266139
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2500, 1.2003

Location: Kenton, Suffolk IP14 6JH

Locality: Kenton
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6JH

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Listing Text

TM 16 NE
1/131 Moat Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. Mid C14 and later C17, in 2 phases, forming a 2-cell house; large
rear addition of 1985, in parallel with old range. Timber framed and
plastered, the left gable end with C19 red brick casing to eaves level.
Pantiled roof, less steeply-pitched over the later right cell. 1 1/2 storeys.
Casement windows without glazing bars, all of c.1985. Left cell has 2 raking
dormers, the right cell one flat-roofed dormer. Central internal stack with
plain axial shaft, the lower portion original, the upper part C19. Entrance
door to rear. Interior. Earliest section comprises 1 1/2 bays of a 2-bay former
open hall. The open truss has an arched-braced tie beam, the centre portion
removed. This supports plain square or oblong queen-posts, splayed at the
base, with solid braces to the arcade plates. The collar has been lost,
probably together with the remainder of the original roof structure. Stop-
splayed scarf joints in arcade plates and front wallplate. A little C14
framing in the gable end, otherwise concealed. Inserted floor has long axial
beam, the joists concealed. C17 structure in 2 bays, with plain first floor
studding. Butt purlin roof. Back-to-back open fireplaces on ground floor.
Encircling medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM1855266139

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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