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Bacon's Barn, St Michael, South Elmham

Description: Bacon's Barn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282340

OS Grid Reference: TM3436083586
OS Grid Coordinates: 634360, 283586
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4001, 1.4436

Location: Uncle's Lane, St Michael South Elmham, Suffolk NR35 1NE

Locality: St Michael, South Elmham
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR35 1NE

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Listing Text

TM 38 SW

4/80 Bacon's Barn


Former farmhouse. Part C15, part circa 1600. Timber-framed and rendered,
with part of the outer walls replaced in colour-washed brick; thatched roof to
part, half-hipped at the west end; the remainder with black glazed and clay
pantiles. 1½ storeys to the older western half of the building, 2 storeys and
attics to the remainder, the 2 halves linked by an internal chimney-stack with
a plain shaft of small red Tudor bricks. 2 gabled dormers; C20 casements, and
3-light casements with a single bar to lights in the c,1600 part. On the
garden front, part of the original hall window is reinstated, and one old
casement window has diamond-leaded panes. C20 plank door abutting on the
chimney stack. The western half of the house contains the remains of a 2-bay
open hall with crown-post roof. The crown-post is octagonal with moulded cap,
braced 4 ways at the head, but the base has been cut off, the supporting tie-
beam removed, and a later queen-post structure inserted bellow, producing an
attenuated secondary form of raised aisle truss. Some of the queen-post
components are smoke-blackened and apparently reused. At the west end of the
hall, the timber-framed partition has been replaced by a wall of Tudor brick,
laid in English bond, and the bay beyond it is a late C17 reconstruction. The
inserted ceiling in the hall is plain and heavy, with exposed main beam and
joists. The added 2-bay parlour block on the east is very well timbered, with
close studding and exposed ceilings on each floor; main beams with curved
stops and bar; plain timber lintel to the hearth; remains of mullioned window
openings. Roof with clasped side purlins, arched windbraces and intermediate
collars between the trusses. It seems likely that the inserted stack was
preceded by a smoke bay. This is the only house in the South Elmham parishes
with the remains of a crown-post roof.

Listing NGR: TM3436083586

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Source: English Heritage

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