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Description: Yew Tree Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 May 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 285362
OS Grid Reference: TM3373565169
OS Grid Coordinates: 633735, 265169
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2351, 1.4217
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TM 36 NW SWEFFLING
4/78 Yew Tree Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. Late C16 with C17 extension to rear; extended to right
c.1830 and remodelled to left at same date or slightly earlier. Timber-framed,
of light scantling with straight diagonal bracing to rear; early C19 front of
Flemish bond brick, with flint rubble left gable end; hipped plain old tile
roof; early C19 brick ridge stacks and lateral stack to rear right. C16 house
of 3-unit plan with probable former smoke bay to right of centre; late C17 rear
wing making L-plan. 2 storeys; front of 2-window range to left and symmetrical
3-window range to right. Mid C20 bracketed-hood and pedimented doorways, latter
to right having early C19 six-panelled door. Cambered gauged brick arches to
right and flat gauged brick arches to left over 3-light transomed casements with
iron opening lights, restored c.1984. Outshut to rear, formerly used as dairy,
adjoins rear left wing. Interior: exposed timber framing, with arch bracing to
tie beams mostly removed and butt purlin roof remodelled in early C19; rear
wall has shutter grooves flanking ground and first-floor window openings, inclu-
ding 6-light diamond-mullioned window. Room to left has chamfered bressummer
over fireplace in rear wall; central room has stop-chamfered beams and joists
and open fireplace with plain bressummer flanked by C18 cupboards with butterfly
hinges; room to right has chamfered beam heightened in early C19 and late C18
panelled door adjoining fireplace with neo-classical grate. C17 winder stair to
rear of stack. Early C19 stick-baluster staircase. C17 plank doors and early
C19 panelled doors. Late C17 rear wing has 4-light diamond-mullioned windows to
rear, retaining C19 shutters to first floor, and collar truss with butt purlins.
Listing NGR: TM3373565169
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