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Description: Chestnut Tree Farmhouse
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282311
OS Grid Reference: TM3014684943
OS Grid Coordinates: 630146, 284943
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4140, 1.3827
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SOUTH ELMHAM ST. CROSS FLIXTON ROAD
TM 38 SW
4/51 Chestnut Tree Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Chestnut
Farmhouse. Early C17. 2 storeys and attics: L-shaped form. Timber-framed
and rendered, south gable in painted brick: re-roofed with concrete plaintiles
in 1984. The north-south range has an internal chimney stack: 2 attached
square shafts with corbelled heads set diagonally on a square base; there are
8 small projections from the base of, and between, the shafts, possibly of
formalised horses' heads. Various old casement windows, 3-light and 4-light,
those on the ground floor with transomes and square leading to the top panes;
pintle hinges. The east-west range has an internal chimney-stack with a plain
square shaft; C20 replacement windows; a slatted, unglazed window to the
cheese room in the east gable. Various plank doors. The 2 ranges appear to
be contemporary or near-contemporary, that aligned north-south in 6 bays,
including a chimney-bay, containing the main living area. On the ground
floor, only the main beams and a surrounding cornice are exposed, both with
very large ovolo mouldings. Long shallow jowls to the main posts; arched
braces to the tie-beams still in situ; original upper ceilings with chamfer
and stepped stops to the timbers; face-halved and bridled scarfs in the
wallplates. Roof in 9 bays: 2 rows of unstepped butt purlins, heavy cambered
collars to trusses and intermediate collars between, windbraces, sloping
inwards only, have been removed. The east-west range has good studding and
reversed bracing exposed on the upper floor; roof mainly concealed above upper
ceilings, but with 2 rows of butt purlins, and apparently similar to the other
range. A newel stair by the stack in each range.
Listing NGR: TM3014684943
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Source: English Heritage
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