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Sycamore Farmhouse, Kenton

Description: Sycamore Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281559

OS Grid Reference: TM1917766234
OS Grid Coordinates: 619177, 266234
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2506, 1.2095

Location: Kenton, Suffolk IP14 6JJ

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

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Listing Text

TM 16 NE
1/135 Sycamore Farmhouse
- II

Former farmhouse. First half of C17, in 2 or more phases, with much later
alteration. A main range with parlour cross-wing to left and formerly
detached service range to right, set corner-to-corner to the rear. Timber
framed; the facade is roughcast-rendered, the remainder plastered. Roof of
interlocking concrete pantiles. 2 storeys with attics in parlour and service
wings. Mid C20 standard single-paned casement windows. Lobby entrance: late
C19 2-storey porch of colourwashed brick with flat parapet; 6-panel raised and
fielded door under wedge lintol. Main range has internal stack at junction
with cross-wing: rendered moulded base with 2 inset panels at both front and
rear; above is a rebuilt plain oblong shaft. Heavy external stack against
right gable end. Interior. Much of structure concealed. Ground floor
ceiling in main range has unusual arrangement. A heavy cross-beam,
approximately central, is ovolo-moulded to the left and has a plain chamfer to
the right, with no evidence for a studded partition below. Room to left has
an ovolo axial bridging beam, the joists concealed. Right hand room has
joists set flat, with slightly moulded edges. Parlour wing has remains of
original attic window with chamfered mullions. Several C18 doors with raised
and fielded panels. Stair to upper floor has heavy square balusters, a
steeply ramped handrail and carved tread-ends. Oak newel stair to attic.
Original roof over cross-wing has clasped and diminished butt purlins with
arched windbraces. Roof over main range is of butt purlin form, reconstructed
in C20. Roof over service range not examined.

Listing NGR: TM1917766229

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Source: English Heritage

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