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Park Farmhouse, Grundisburgh

Description: Park Farmhouse

Grade: II
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

Location: Grundisburgh, Suffolk IP13 6TR

Locality: Grundisburgh
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 6TR

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Listing Text

TM 24 NW
(East side)
Park Farmhouse
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

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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