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Street Farmhouse, Wickham Skeith

Description: Street Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281743

OS Grid Reference: TM0887569728
OS Grid Coordinates: 608875, 269728
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2860, 1.0610

Location: 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
2/158 Street Farmhouse
29.7.55 (formerly listed as
Street Farmhouse and

Farmhouse. In several phases: C15 hall range, the service end to north
possibly remodelled in C16, when a very narrow addition to east was made; in-
line parlour block to south of c.1600; early-mid C17 addition to west of
service end; parlour block extended to south in late C17. Timber framed and
rendered. Roofs plaintiled to east and north, the remainder pantiled. 1½-
storey hall range, remainder mainly 2 storeys with attics. Hall range and C16
addition to east are jettied to road frontage (north): exposed joist-ends,
brackets and bressumer. Hall and parlour have C19 casement windows with
slender horizontal glazing bars. One C16 hall window with roll-moulded
mullions. 2 gabled dormers. Cross-entry has C18 door with 6 raised fielded
panels and overlight; gabled timber trellis porch. A further old 6-panel
raised and fielded door into parlour. C17 addition to south of parlour has
mid C20 square-leaded windows and plank door. Stack at junction of hall and
parlour with rebuilt axial shaft. West wing retains one C17 drop-finial and a
mid C19 gable end window with 4 trefoil-headed lights; against the north wall
is a later stack, perhaps early C18. Interior. 2-bay former open hall with
heavily sooted crown-post roof. Open truss has arched-braced cambered tie
beam and octagonal crown-post, moulded at cap and base, with 4-way bracing at
head. Some medieval studding, especially in lower end of hall; part of one
hall window with 7 square mullions. Intact 2-centre arched service doorways
and part of similar rear cross-entry doorway. Very fine early-mid C16
inserted ceiling: main beams, forming T on plan, have multiple roll moulding
with leaf stops, the bridging beam also embattled; roll-moulded joists, also
with leaf stops. Similarly-moulded cornice, the clamp also embattled. Fine
C16 screen against cross-passage has moulded muntins and 2 4-centre arched
doorways. Open fireplace in hall has much original brickwork with lined
mortar joints. 2-bay parlour addition, one bay containing the stack, which
was probably rebuilt at this time. Plain first floor studding, ovolo-moulded
ceiling beams on both floors, wind-braced clasped purlin roof. At junction
with hall, cruck-like members support a raised tie beam. In west wing, plain
studding and blocked ovolo-mullioned windows; ovolo-moulded tie beam with
ornate stop chamfers; stepped butt-purlin roof. Contemporary with this wing
is a good newel stair in service end of hall range, extending to attic.
Addition to south of parlour has very plain framing and was probably service

Listing NGR: TM0887569728

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Source: English Heritage

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