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Beck Farmhouse, St Margaret, South Elmham

Description: Beck Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282324

OS Grid Reference: TM3116683948
OS Grid Coordinates: 631166, 283948
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4047, 1.3970

Location: St Margaret South Elmham, Suffolk IP20 0HN

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

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Listing Text

TM 38 SW

4/64 Beck Farmhouse


Former farmhouse. Late C15 core, with late C16 and C17 alteration and
extension. 2 storeys; 3-cell form. Timber-framed and rendered; plaintiles to
front slope of roof, pantiles to rear. An internal chimney-stack with a plain
rebuilt red brick shaft. Various old casement windows: 2-light and 3-light to
upper floor, 2 with transomes on the ground floor; pintle hinges. 2 plank
doors. 2½ bays of the original medieval house remain: the roof was raised in
the C16 and there are later extensions at both ends. The chimney-stack, which
may have been preceded by a smoke-bay, was inserted at the lower end of the
medieval hall, and the remains of the service end partition, including 2
doorheads, rest on one of the fireplace lintels. Full height studs; reversed
and ogee braces; remains of diamond-mullioned windows. All the ground floor
ceilings are very low: those in the centre and left end of the house have very
heavy unchamfered flat joists; to the right of the stack, the joists are set
on edge. Roof with 2 rows of stepped butt purlins with pared-off ends;
cambered collars.

Listing NGR: TM3116683948

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Source: English Heritage

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