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Abbey Farmhouse, Wickham Skeith

Description: Abbey Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281727

OS Grid Reference: TM0842768869
OS Grid Coordinates: 608427, 268869
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2784, 1.0539

Location: Wickham Skeith, Suffolk IP23 8LS

Locality: Wickham Skeith
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8LS

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Listing Text

TM 06 NE
2/142 Abbey Farmhouse

-- II
Former farmhouse, now 3 dwellings. A C16 or earlier hall range with later
C16 in-line parlour addition to east. C17 dairy wing to north west. Timber
framed and roughcast rendered, roof of concrete pantiles. 2 storeys. Parlour
block is jettied to north on original brackets. C20 casement windows, mostly
of standard metal-framed type. C20 doors. At junction of hall and parlour,
within the hall range, is a stack with heavy axial shaft. The lower part of
the shaft is original and contains oblong panels to north and south, that to
the north the larger; each panel has a moulded border, originally enriched
with an inner surround of dentils. Interior. 2-bay parlour: Victorianised,
the main components of the frame exposed only on the upper floor; central tie
beam has mortices for large braces. Adjacent 2 bays of hall range have some
framing exposed on upper floor; some components are sooted. Adjacent to
stack, in south wall, is a window of c.1600 with ovolo mullions. Part of an
arched stuccoed fireplace is visible in a cupboard, the remainder infilled by
a C19 fireplace. Newel stair. Remainder of interior and all roofspace not

Listing NGR: TM0842768869

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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