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Manor Farmhouse, Wissett

Description: Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282141

OS Grid Reference: TM3608579678
OS Grid Coordinates: 636085, 279678
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3643, 1.4662

Location: Wissett, Suffolk IP19 0JJ

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

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Listing Text


5/67 Manor Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Early and late C16. Timber-framed, faced and partly encased in
late C19 red brick, the remainder rendered. Part clay, part black-glazed,
pantiles. An internal chimney-stack with a plain red brick shaft is set
between the lower and higher ends of the house. Part 2 storeys, part 2 storeys
and attic. Various C20 casement windows, and one large 4-light reproduction
mullion-and-transome window. The older part of the house, to the west of the
stack, is in 3 bays, divided on the ground floor into a 2-bay main room and an
adjoining service room. The main room has a plain exposed ceiling with
unchamfered joists. In the front wall, the evidence for a large 5-light
diamond-mullioned window. On the upper floor, the whole area forms one large
room: 2 open trusses with cambered tie-beams and long solid arched braces,
ceiled off above so that the rafters are inaccessible. Blocked original
diamond-mullioned windows in the side and gable walls. To the east of the
stack is a late C16 parlour wing with which the stack is intergral. Ground-
floor ceiling with very fine cross-beams; multiple roll-mouldings and roll-
moulded joists and cornice. The moulding is continued down all the main
posts. In the gable wall, originally jettied, was a mullion-and-transome
oriel window, with short flanking side windows in which the moulded mullions
survive. Plain timber lintels to both ground-and first-floor fireplaces.
Original upper ceilings. Newel stair beside stack.

Listing NGR: TM3608579678

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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