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Whitings Farmhouse, Mendlesham

Description: Whitings Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281618

OS Grid Reference: TM1025264208
OS Grid Coordinates: 610252, 264208
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2359, 1.0777

Location: Mendlesham, Suffolk IP14 5RR

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

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Listing Text

TM 16 SW
5/33 Whitings Farmhouse

-- II
Former farmhouse. C15 with C16-C17 alterations; later C17 in-line addition to
right. Timber framed and plastered. Roof thatched to front and pantiled to
rear. Core comprises a former open hall house, probably of 3-cell form. 1½
storeys. Various windows, mainly casements. One sash window with glazing
bars to hall. Slatted windows to extreme right. One dormer. 2 boarded
doors. Stack has white brick shaft, partly rendered, set just to rear of roof
ridge. Interior. C15 studding shows evidence for diamond-mullioned windows.
One tension brace visible in rear wall. Any open truss removed and the
massive posts carrying it cut back flush with wall. Blocked front cross-entry
doorway with 4-centred arch. Remains of similar doorway in service partition
and another re-positioned against stack. Substantial plain joists in service
end. Inserted hall ceiling has cased bridging beam and closely-set heavy
plain joists. Lintol over hall fireplace is probably C17. Roof timbers
mostly concealed; a few sooted rafters visible behind stack. Later end,
latterly used as a dairy, has plain full-height studding and plain joists set
flat. This end becoming derelict at time of survey (September 1987).

Listing NGR: TM1025264208

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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