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West Street Farmhouse, Walsham-le-Willows

Description: West Street Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281829

OS Grid Reference: TL9859970988
OS Grid Coordinates: 598599, 270988
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3011, 0.9113

Location: Ixworth Road, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk IP31 3AP

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

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Listing Text


2/84 West Street Farmhouse


Former Farmhouse. C16, with C18 extension. Timber-framed and rendered; fully
hipped plaintiled roof with eaves overhang. 2 storeys; 3-cell form. An
internal chimney-stack with a plain red brick shaft. 3 2-light 4-paned
casement windows to the upper floor, 4 larger 6-paned casements to the ground
floor. A small enclosed and gabled late C19 porch with corbelled eaves and
semi-circular arched doorway, 6-panelled door, and fanlight with radiating
glazing-bars. 2 single-storey pantiled lean-to's at the rear. To the left of
the internal stack are 3 C16 bays, formerly with a 2-cell end-chimney form.
Substantial, widely-spaced studding; stud-to-stud arched bracing in end walls.
2-bay service end, formerly divided into 2, partition wall with hall mainly
removed, but evidence for 2 doorways with rectangular heads; heavy plain
unchamfered joists. On the upper floor, a blocked 4-light window on the front
wall with diamond mullions in situ, and housings for further diamond-mullioned
windows in the gable end. Open truss with cambered tie-beam and arched braces
springing from the jowls of the main posts. Upper ceilings a later insertion.
Simple clasped purlin roof with collars renewed. The chimney-stack is a C18
rebuild, and a C18 kitchen with much poorer timbering has been added to the
right of the stack.

Listing NGR: TL9859970988

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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