If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Great Oak Farmhouse
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281729
OS Grid Reference: TM0931968397
OS Grid Coordinates: 609319, 268397
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2739, 1.0667
Explore more of the area around Wickham Skeith, Suffolk at Explore Britain.
TM 06 NE
2/144 Great Oak Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late C14/early C15 with C16 in-line parlour addition to left.
Timber framed, part plastered, the front cased in whitewashed brick. Thatched
roof. 3 cells, the earlier work comprising a former open hall and associated
service end. 1½ storeys. Various casement windows. Ground floor has 3 3-
light mullion and transom windows without glazing bars, under segmental
arches. 3 eyebrow dormers, one with an C18 3-light square-leaded window.
Lobby entry has disused door with 6 raised fielded panels. Stack has rebuilt
shaft. One-storey colourwashed brick lean-to on right gable end. Interior.
Truss over former open hall has front half of massive cambered tie beam with
intact brace. It carries an octagonal crown-post: base mutilated, capital
with a single roll moulding above which there is thick 4-way bracing. Intact
coupled rafters, heavily sooted. Lower end wall of hall has widely-spaced
studding with down braces from a central stud to the tie beam. Remainder of
medieval frame mostly concealed. Service partition removed; the cross-beam
which carried it is hollow-moulded. Inserted floor in hall has ovolo-moulded
main beam, the joists concealed. Stack inserted in upper end of hall,
probably when parlour cell was added. Timbers in parlour cell largely
concealed; there is a central cambered tie beam with missing braces. Roof
over this section not examined.
Listing NGR: TM0931968397
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.