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Riding Farmhouse, Walsham-le-Willows

Description: Riding Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281789

OS Grid Reference: TM0146070134
OS Grid Coordinates: 601460, 270134
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2924, 0.9527

Location: Crownland Road, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk IP31 3BX

Locality: Walsham-le-Willows
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3BX

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Listing Text


3/44 Riding Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Early C17 front range; older fragments in reconstructed rear wing.
Timber-framed and rendered; plaintiles. 2 storeys and attics; 2-cell internal
chimney plan, now with lobby entrance. The internal chimney-stack has 3
octagonal shafts, attached at the heads, on a rectangular base with a recessed
panel which no longer carries a date. Plain bargeboards and spike finials to
the gables. 2 3-light windows to the upper floor, and one central 2-light,
all old casements with plain glass; 3 3-light casements with transomes to the
ground floor, one to a single-storey enclosed and gabled C20 porch with side
entry. To the left of the stack, an open fireplace with curved back and
ovolo-moulded brick arch; main beam with ovolo moulding and lamb's tongue
stops with unusual double groove. To the right of the stack, a timber lintel,
formed from a beam taken from a demolished rear section, bears the spurious
date 1470. 2 fireplaces on the upper floor. Joists to the first floor
ceilings set on edge; roof timbers plastered over. The 1½-storey rear range,
with a chimney-stack set externally on the side wall, includes a massive old
beam, and shows signs of extensive remodelling. It probably incorporates the
earliest part of the building, to which the front section was added. The
present lobby-entrance has been cut through studding on the front wall, and is
clearly secondary.

Listing NGR: TM0146070134

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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