Description: White House
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282288
OS Grid Reference: TM3417582929
OS Grid Coordinates: 634175, 282929
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3943, 1.4404
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SOUTH ELMHAM ALL SAINTS' COMMON
TM 38 SW ALL SAINTS & ST. NICHOLAS
4/28 White House
Former farmhouse. Circa 1600. 2 storeys and attics; 3-cell plan with an
original cross-entry and a later lobby-entrance, both,in use. Timber-framed
and rendered; thatched roof. The internal chimney stack has 4 attached
hexagonal shafts. Various old 3-light and 2-light casements windows, one with
a transome; above the lobby, a small 3-light original window with diamond
mullions. On the back wall, 3 4-light and one 5-light original windows to the
first floor with ovolo-moulded mullions. Plank door, with applied pilaster
strips, to the cross-entry; a C20 open 'rustic' porch to the lobby entrance.
Interior with very good timbering, and a remarkable survival of original
features. Wide studding, with a middle rail; main posts with long jowls, and
arched braces in situ. Main beam in hall with ovolo-moulding and curved stops
with jewel, all on a large scale; in the parlour, ovolo-moulded main beam and
plain unchamfered joists, set flat. In the hall, a plain timber lintel;keyed
for later plaster; in the parlour, a 4-centred brick arch to the fireplace.
The service area was formerly divided into 2: one 3-light diamond-mullioned
window in the gable wall, and an adjoining 4-light window with ovolo-moulded
mullions, possibly a replacement. There are 2 fireplaces on the upper floor,
and the upper ceilings, with joists set on edge, are original. Roof in 6
bays: clasped purlins, diminished principals, windbraces. An original 6-light
diamond-mullioned window in the attic, partly blocked.
Listing NGR: TM3417582929
Source: English Heritage
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