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Moat Farmhouse, Mendlesham

Description: Moat Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281616

OS Grid Reference: TM0971666119
OS Grid Coordinates: 609716, 266119
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2533, 1.0711

Location: Mendlesham, Suffolk IP14 5SW

Locality: Mendlesham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 5SW

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Listing Text

TM 06 NE
2/31 Moat Farmhouse

-- II
Former farmhouse. Core perhaps of late C15, with C16 and late C17 in-line
additions. Timber framed and plastered. Thatched roof, hipped to left, half-
hipped to right. 2 storeys. Standard hardwood casement windows of 1985 with
imitation diamond-leaded glazing. Central mid C20 plank door. Internal stack
has rendered shaft. Small rear lean-to addition to right, the roof slope
continued down over it. Interior. Core comprises hall and service cell:
full-height studding, wallplates with splayed edge-halved scarf joints, about
0.4m long. A flat tie beam is independent of any bay division. Some
irregular heavy joists in service end, others C19 replacements. Inserted
floor in hall has plain joists set flat, supported at one end by a ledge
against the stack. Good open fireplace with original lintol, the large bricks
probably C18. C16 2-bay parlour addition to right, one bay containing the
stack. Good intact studding on both floors, closely-spaced chamfered joists
in parlour. In rear wall, close to gable end, a blocked doorway with shallow-
arched head, an unusual position for an original doorway. Close by is a
blocked mullioned window. Open parlour fireplace, also of large brick. 2-bay
addition to left probably late C17: regular first floor studding, the ground
floor timbers concealed.

Listing NGR: TM0971666119

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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