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Beacon Farmhouse, Westhall

Description: Beacon Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282113

OS Grid Reference: TM4192881381
OS Grid Coordinates: 641928, 281381
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3770, 1.5530

Location: Bacon's Green Road, Westhall, Suffolk IP19 8RA

Locality: Westhall
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 8RA

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Listing Text


3/39 Beacon Farmhouse (formerly
- listed as Bacon's
1-9-55 Farmhouse)

- II*

Farmhouse. Mid C16 and early C17. 2 storeys. Timber-framed; rendered front,
with the main posts left exposed, and traces of simple pargetting; the rear
wall and south-west end faced in C19 red brick, colour-washed; pantiles, 2
chimney-stacks with plain red brick shafts. The house has an outstanding set
of early C17 mullion-and-transome windows, mainly 4-light, with ovolo moulded
mullions and chamfered transomes; pintle hinges. At the south-west end of the
front, one 3-light diamond mullioned window on the ground floor. Of the same
date, an enclosed and gabled red brick porch with a moulded lintel to the
rectangular doorway and a fine ledged and battened door. Frame in 6 bays: at
the north-east end of the front 2 main posts support sawn-off sections of an
earlier and lower wallplate and have been heightened later; within the house,
this section has a marked difference in the upper floor level. The main
entrance door, formerly part of a cross-entry, leads directly into a 2-bay
room with a fine moulded ceiling: multiple roll-mouldings to the main beam,
and a single roll to the joists. The open fireplace in the same room has a
plain timber lintel.

Listing NGR: TM4192881381

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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