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Great Oak Farmhouse, Wickham Skeith

Description: Great Oak Farmhouse

Grade: II
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

Location: Oak Farm Lane, Wickham Skeith, Suffolk IP23 8NG

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

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Listing Text

TM 06 NE
2/144 Great Oak Farmhouse

-- II
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

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