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Chestnut Tree Farmhouse, St Cross, South Elmham

Description: Chestnut Tree Farmhouse

Grade: II
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

Location: Park Road, St Cross South Elmham, Suffolk IP20 0NT

Locality: St Cross, South Elmham
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP20 0NT

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Listing Text

TM 38 SW

4/51 Chestnut Tree Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Chestnut
1.9.53 Farmhouse)
- II

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

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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