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White House Farmhouse, Wissett

Description: White House Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282136

OS Grid Reference: TM3694979049
OS Grid Coordinates: 636949, 279049
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3582, 1.4784

Location: Mill Road, Wissett, Suffolk IP19 0JF

Locality: Wissett
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 0JF

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Listing Text


5/62 White House Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. Late C16 and early C17. Timber-framed and plastered, with
pantiled roofs. 2 storeys and attics; L-shaped form. The main range has a 3-
cell form, with internal chimney-stack and cross-entry, later replaced by a
lobby entrance. The stack has 4 square attached shafts on a rectangular base
with a blank recessed panel. Old 3-light casement windows with transomes and
pintle hinges; one dormer, with an almost flat lead-covered roof, and another
in similar style in the wing. C19 gabled brick porch with pantiled roof and
narrow pointed windows at the sides. Plain timbering exposed inside; main
beams and joists with chamfer and lamb's tongue stops, posts with long jowls,
reversed braces at the corners. The upper ceilings are original. The
chimney-stack has 4 hearths: on the ground floor, one with a plain timber
lintel and moulded brick jambs, the other with a brick arch; on the first
floor, one with an unsually decorated cast-iron hob grate, the other with a
small 4-centred brick arch. The roof, in short bays, has one row of unstepped
butt purlins and one row of clasped, diminished principals and windbraces. A
stair-wing to the rear of the stack contains a wide Jacobean dog-leg stair to
the first floor with turned balusters and newels. The service area, still
unheated, is not divided into 2. The rear wing, which provided additional
service-rooms, is in 2½ bays with a brick gable-end incorporating a large
chimney-stack, which may replace an earlier smoke-bay. Plain beam-and-joist
ceiling to part. Newel stair beside the stack to the first floor and attic.
Roof with a curious mixture of butt and clasped treatment of the purlins (cf.
parts of North Green Farmhouse, Stoven, NMR report).

Listing NGR: TM3694979049

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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