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Downs Farmhouse, St Mary, South Elmham Otherwise Homersfield

Description: Downs Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282267

OS Grid Reference: TM2829384147
OS Grid Coordinates: 628293, 284147
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4077, 1.3550

Location: Downs Farm Lane, Homersfield, Suffolk IP20 0HR

Locality: St Mary, South Elmham Otherwise Homersfield
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP20 0HR

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Listing Text

TM 28 SE
3/7 Downs Farmhouse

- II

Former farmhouse. Mid C16 and early C18. 2 storeys and attics; L-shaped
form, with a cross-wing on the right. Timber-framed; faced in C19 red brick
on the ground floor and the gable of the wing, the remainder rendered. Black
glazed pantiles. An internal chimney-stack to the main range, the upper part
rebuilt, with 4 attached square moulded shafts on a moulded base. Various old
casement windows, 4-light, 3-light and 2-light, some small-paned. At the
back, one old square leaded-paned 3-light casement window with transome.
Lobby-entrance to the main range: a C19 enclosed and gabled porch in red brick
with clay pantiled roof has the Adair monogram above the doorway; the door has
4 flush panels. The early C18 main range has only main posts and main beams,
with small chamfer, exposed. Original upper ceilings. The butt-purlin roof
has a ridge-piece and intermediate collars between trusses. The mid C16
cross-wing is in 3 bays: ground floor ceilings with cross-beams, heavy
unchamfered joists set flat. The upper ceilings are a later insertion. The
roof was renewed in the C19, but the cambered tie-beams have mortices for

Listing NGR: TM2829384147

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Source: English Heritage

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