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Moat Farmhouse, Badwell Ash

Description: Moat Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281759

OS Grid Reference: TM0139268233
OS Grid Coordinates: 601392, 268233
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2753, 0.9506

Location: Wyverstone Road, Badwell Ash, Suffolk IP31 3JF

Locality: Badwell Ash
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3JF

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Listing Text


5/14 Moat Farmhouse


Former farmhouse. C15 and later. Timber-framed and rendered; old plaintiles
to main roof, concrete plaintiles to rear wing. 2 storeys; 3-cell form to
main range. Restored exterior. An internal chimney-stack with a plain red
brick shaft, the top courses sloped inwards. Various casement windows, 2-
light and 3-light, all small-paned. 6-panelled door, the top 2 panels glazed;
large portico in Doric style. Basically a medieval house, with the entrance
door still in the cross-entry position and the 2 bays of the open hall
remaining. The cambered tie-beam of the open truss has mortices for long
arched braces in its soffit and a mortice for a crown-post, removed to adapt
the roof-space for storage, possibly in C18. Main posts chamfered and heavily
jowled. The inserted ceiling in the hall has a main cross-beam, trimmers set
skew, and large flat unchamfered joists, widely-spaced. An inserted 2-light
ovolo-moulded mullioned window on the upper rear wall. To the left of the
entry little evidence, apart from 'a 4-light diamond-mullioned window in the
rear upper wall; timbers covered, roof inaccessible; possibly enlarged.
Chimney-stack inserted against the end wall of the hall: 2 open fireplaces
with plain timber lintels. To the right of the stack, an early C17 parlour
replacement on an enlarged scale: roof with clasped and butt purlins. A low
rear wing runs into this end of the house, and appears earlier in date: 1½
bays remain, with rough unchamfered medieval joists and evidence for a
partition wall; some of the timbers may be reused. Latterly it was used as a
dairy, and unglazed. The house stands on a fully moated site.

Listing NGR: TM0139268233

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Source: English Heritage

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