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Fir Tree Farmhouse, Mendlesham

Description: Fir Tree Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281638

OS Grid Reference: TM0984763440
OS Grid Coordinates: 609847, 263440
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2292, 1.0713

Location: Mendlesham, Suffolk IP14 5RW

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

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Listing Text

TM 06 SE
4/53 Fir Tree Farmhouse

-- II
Former farmhouse. Late C16 with C17 service cross-wing to right. Altered
1916 after a fire which destroyed the roof. Cross-wing reduced to one storey
in mid C20. Timber framed; front encased in common brick (dated 1916 with
initials 'D.K.' on porch), the rear rendered. Pantiled roof. 3 cells. 2
storeys. 3 windows, 3-light casements without glazing bars, mostly of C19
date, under flat concrete lintols. Lobby entry: gabled porch with semi-glazed
panelled door. Internal stack. 2 ovolo-mullioned windows have been exposed
at rear of parlour cell. Interior. Much plain studding with no visible
bracing. Evidence for removal of many sections of mid rail, suggesting
possible reconstruction. Blocked cross-entry doorway. In the hall, an axial
floorbeam with large barred stop-chamfers and plain joists. The cross-passage
has a similar but structurally separate ceiling, the axial floorbeam bar-
stopped at one end. Service partition removed. Original upper floor in
parlour cell destroyed 1916. C19 newel stair by stack.

Listing NGR: TM0984763440

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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