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Moat Farmhouse, Westhall

Description: Moat Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282117

OS Grid Reference: TM3954482388
OS Grid Coordinates: 639544, 282388
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3871, 1.5188

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

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Listing Text


2/43 Moat Farmhouse

- II

Former farmhouse, surrounded on 2 sides by the remains of a rectangular moat.
Late C16. 2 storeys and attics. Timber-framed and roughcast-rendered; clay
pantiles. An internal chimney-stack with a plain rebuilt red brick shaft. 3-
light casement windows to each floor, those on the ground floor with
transomes. C20 enclosed and gabled porch with C20 mock Georgian door. Frame
in 5 bays including a chimney bay; 3-cell lobby-entrance plan; all timbers
exposed inside. Full height studs; reversed braces at the corners; several
blocked original windows, those on the upper floor with housings for diamond
mullions; one doorway with arched spandrels. Plain beam-and-joist ceilings to
all ground floor rooms. The partition wall to the service area has been
removed and replaced by brick, and the 2 service rooms have been made into
one, with a blocked stair trap in one corner. The chamber over the service
rooms, probably used as a cheese chamber, was not accessible from the rest of
the upper floor. The chimney-stack has 2 back-to-back hearths and timber
lintels on the ground floor and a smaller fireplace with arched brick surround
to the parlour chamber. On the upper floor, the trusses have cranked arched
braces and cambered tie-beams. Original attic space, the roof with principals,
2 rows of butt purlins, and windbraces.

Listing NGR: TM3954482388

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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