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Yeomans Farmhouse, St Lawrence, Ilketshall

Description: Yeomans Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282238

OS Grid Reference: TM3652786245
OS Grid Coordinates: 636527, 286245
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4230, 1.4773

Location: St Lawrence Ilketshall, Suffolk NR34 8NJ

Locality: St Lawrence, Ilketshall
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 8NJ

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Listing Text

TM 38 NE
2/21 Yeoman's Farmhouse
- II
Former farmhouse, named 'The Firs' on O.S. map. Mid C16 and late C17;
formerly dated on the front 1694 with initials R and G: complex form. 2
storeys and attics. Part timber-framed, part brick, all rendered; clay
pantiles. An internal chimney stack with a plain, partly rebuilt, red brick
shaft and moulded base. In the gable-end of the front range, one small 3-
light original window with ovolo-moulded mullions and narrow intermediate
bars, and in the middle range, one reinstated 4-light diamond-mullioned
window; the remainder are all plain late C20 casements. C20 panelled door.
The middle range, aligned roughly north-south, is the oldest part of the
house, with a 2-cell end-chimney plan in 4 bays, unusually divided into a
single one-bay service room and a 3-bay hall, with the same division on the
floor above. Plain ceiling-beams and unchamfered joists exposed on both
floors; on the ground floor, the main beams have small supporting arched
braces, and on the upper floor the remains of larger arched braces. Diamond
mullioned windows to each floor, one with original mullions in situ. Some
alterations to the roof, which has 2 rows of unstepped butt purlins, and
windbraces. A small 2-storey timber-framed range extends north-eastwards,
with only the main components surviving. The formerly dated brick range, at
right angles to the central section, has high corbelled copings to the gables
and is in 3 bays. On the ground floor it was probably divided into 2, but on
the upper floor it was always in one single apartment; joists set on edge.
The roof, in 4 bays, has an unusual arrangement of straight: windbraces halved
against the back of the purlins: 2 rows of unstepped butt purlins; full
principal rafters; high collars. The chimney-stack which links the 2 ranges
is built of large late C17 bricks with thick mortar joints, and was probably
reconstructed when the front range was added. A modern extension on the south

Listing NGR: TM3652886246

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Source: English Heritage

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