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Top Farmhouse, Mettingham

Description: Top Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282167

OS Grid Reference: TM3674389844
OS Grid Coordinates: 636743, 289844
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4552, 1.4830

Location: B1062, Mettingham, Suffolk NR35 1TN

Locality: Mettingham
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR35 1TN

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Listing Text

TM 38 NE
4/16 Top Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C17 with C19 additions at both ends. Red brick, with cement
render to the rear (north). Along the main front is a first floor corbelled
string course, raised segmentally over the ground floor openings, similar to
the one on the adjacent Mettingham Hall. Pantiled roof with glazed black
tiles to the front. 2 storeys and attics. 3 windows, C18 mullion and transom
casements. Central doorway with re-used panelled oak door. 3 mid C20 gabled
dormers. Gable stacks. The left gable end has been largely rebuilt but there
are 2 original first floor window openings (blocked) with drip-moulds to the
same design as the string course. The right gable is C18. There is a first
floor stuccoed 4-centre arched fireplace with quoined surround and the remains
of lozenge panels each side of the arch (cf.a fireplace in Mettingham Hall);
a similar fireplace below has lost its stucco render. The roof has 2 rows of
butt purlins and low collars with solid bracing to the principal rafters, an
unusual variant. The house is said to have stood within the same moated
enclosure as Mettingham Hall.

Listing NGR: TM3674389844

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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