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Kisumu, Wickham Skeith

Description: Kisumu

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281739

OS Grid Reference: TM0907269745
OS Grid Coordinates: 609072, 269745
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2861, 1.0639

Location: The Broadway, Wickham Skeith, Suffolk IP23 8LP

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

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Listing Text

TM 06 NE
2/154 Kisumu

-- II
Former farmhouse. A C16 3-cell house with early C17 in-line addition to right
forming a single long range. Timber framed and rendered, pantiled roof. 2
storeys and attic. 5 windows, mid C20 casements with horizontal glazing bars.
A mid C20 plank door and gabled timber porch in position of cross-entry. 2
internal stacks, one in each phase, have substantial axial shafts, the lower
portions of C16-C17 brick. Interior. C16 house is in 5 bays: much exposed
framing, especially in parlour cell which has close studding. Evidence for
various windows, including a diamond-mullioned attic window. 2 4-centre
arched doorways by stack into hall and parlour. Hall has chamfered-joist
ceiling and an altered plank and muntin partition against the former cross-
passage. Massive fireplace lintol, the opening altered. Parlour joists
plastered over. A particularly well-preserved fireplace in the parlour has
undamaged brickwork with remains of lining of mortar joints. Upper fireplaces
are later C17 additions. Parlour chamber fireplace has depressed stuccoed
arch and a simple monochrome painted design above showing a rectangle with
serrated border enclosing a square panel with similar motifs. C16 roof has
one row of wind-braced clasped purlins. Early C17 addition is in a single
long bay, this end of the house more altered. Ground floor room at junction
with C16 end has chamfered floorbeam with nicked ogee stops.

Listing NGR: TM0907269745

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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