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Poplar Farmhouse, Grundisburgh

Description: Poplar Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 285459

OS Grid Reference: TM2080052177
OS Grid Coordinates: 620800, 252177
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1238, 1.2241

Location: Clopton Road, Grundisburgh, Suffolk IP13 6RA

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

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Listing Text

TM 25 SW
(West side)
Poplar Farmhouse
House, formerly farmhouse. Late C16. Timber framed with colourwashed
render and a plain tile roof, originally thatched. Two storeys. Baffle-
entry plan. Garden front: gabled wing at left of centre of 2 storeys with
lateral casement windows to the ground and first floors and a central
gabled chimneystack. To left of this, at ground floor level is a C20 flat-
roofed addition with French windows. Above this a 2-light first floor C20
casement with a blocked earlier window at right of it. The right-hand
flank of the projecting wing has 2 cross windows to the ground floor and a
3-light C19 window to the first floor. To right of this wing, on the
recessed axial range, is a 1/2-glazed C20 door, at right of which is a 2-
light casement and to left of which is a 4-light C20 casement at far right
and a 3-light C19 casement to far left and, between these two, a 3-light
C16 window with moulded mullions. Massive axial ridge stack at left of
centre with moulded base. Further 2-flue stack to the right hand gable
end. Left hand side: single-storey C20 wing at right behind which is the
projecting C18 wing. To the ground floor of the gable end are 3 two-light
casement windows and to the first floor are a 2-light and single-light
casement and to the attic a 4-light C16 casement with diamond-section
mullions. To left of this is a C19 outshut of 1 1/2 storeys with a stable
door at right and 2 casements at left and a 3-light casement to the attic.
Rear (entrance front): the projecting wing of l 1/2 storeys at right with a
hipped roof which has a single-light and a 2-light C20 casement to the
ground floor and a 3-light casement at first floor level. Attached to the
left hand side of this is a lean-to and this has to its left hand flank the
front door. The axial range behind this has two 2-light C20 windows to
ground floor and to the first floor at right two 2-light casements, a 3-
light and a single-light casement and at left a C16 four-light casement
with diamond-shaped mullions.

Interior: The ground floor hall has close-studded walling, wall posts with
stepped run-out stops and tapering jowels which have dog-tooth decoration
to the top, themselves supported on small consoles. The ceiling beams and
wall-plate are chamfered with run-out stops. Two doorways to service
rooms, one of which is now blocked, one still open. The dividing wall
between the rooms has now been demolished and the gabled end wall
demolished and the room extended. To an internal passageway is a canted
ground-floor oriel window, formerly to the exterior, which has 5 lights to
the front and single lights to the angles. Double-cavetto mouldings and
birdbeak to the underbelly, moulded sill and cavetto and moulded mullions
with quirked beads. Close studded walling to the first floor blocked
windows with diamond-section and cavetto-moulded mullions. Jowled wall
posts. Roof of 6 bays with collars, arched wind braces, and clasped

Listing NGR: TM2080052177

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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