Description: Park Farmhouse
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 285451
OS Grid Reference: TM2268749756
OS Grid Coordinates: 622687, 249756
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1013, 1.2501
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GRUNDISBURGH GRUNDISBURGH ROAD
TM 24 NW
Farmhouse. C15 or C16 with C19 additions and alterations. Timber framed
with colourwashed render and Red Flemish bond brick skin and a plain tile
roof. Two storeys. Two-storey hall plan with inserted first floor.
Entrance front: C19 addition at right with steeper roof pitch. The left
hand C17 portion has brick walling to the ground floor and C20
fenestration. Projecting single-storey gabled porch at right of centre
which has a pointed-arched gable of C20 brick with a cambered-headed
entrance arch which is chamfered. Four-panel C20 door within. To right of
the porch is a 3-light casement and to left are 2 similar windows, all
metal framed. To far right the C19 portion has a similar 3-light window.
The first floor has rendered walling and above the porch a 3-light casement
with similar windows at either side. Two-light similar casements to far
left and right. To the ridge at left of centre is an axial 3-flue stack.
The right hand end has a lean-to outshut to the ground floor and a 3-light,
a 2-light and a single-light casement to the first floor. Left hand gable
end has a C19 canted bay window to the ground floor and a 2-light casement
to the first floor. Rear: the walling is stuccoed and grooved in imitation
of ashlar blocks. Projecting lean-to outshut at left and projecting plinth
to the remainder. Central 3-light window has a wedge-lintel and projecting
keystone and may, at one time, have been a doorway. To right of this is a
2-light casement and to the first floor are three 2-light casements.
Interior: one ground floor room has a chamfered ceiling beam supported on
an under-beam which is also chamfered and connects to the wall posts by
corner arch braces which would appear to be a later insertion. Massive
late-C16 or early-C17 chimney stack with chamfered bressumer and some
renewed brickwork. C19 staircase hall with a staircase of one flight with
turned balusters and moulded and ramped handrail. One further ground
floor room with chamfered ceiling beam. To the first floor are a series of
trusses having cambered tie beams with arched braces, and a possible spere
truss and one with a long central mortice channel as if to receive the
tenons of a pair of arched braces forming a pointed arch to the centre of
the hall. The roof timbers have all been replaced in the C18 or C19.
Listing NGR: TM2268749756
Source: English Heritage
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