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Virtue's Farmhouse and Front Garden Wall, Hollesley

Description: Virtue's Farmhouse and Front Garden Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285489

OS Grid Reference: TM3409643304
OS Grid Coordinates: 634096, 243304
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0387, 1.4119

Location: Hollesley Road, Hollesley, Suffolk IP12 3RN

Locality: Hollesley
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP12 3RN

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Listing Text

TM 34 SW
(East side)
10/123 Virtue's Farmhouse and
16/3/66 front garden wall
Farmhouse. Early C18 with C19 additions. Red Flemish bond brick with a plain
tile roof. Two storeys with attic and 2 storeys. T-shaped plan. Entrance
front: projecting wing to left of centre of early Cl9 date at which time the
facade appears to have been re-ordered. To right of the wing are 3 bays, the
central of which has an early C19 panelled door surround with recessed panels
to the outer faces with raised roundels to their centres and to the frieze,
and a band of flutings around the architrave. Six-panel door, the lower four
raised and fielded, the upper two glazed with raised and fielded panels to the
reveals. To right of it is a sash window of 4 x 4 panes with flat-arched head
and to left is a 3-light casement window with flat-arched head. Between the
floors is a band of 3 bricks depth and to the first floor at left and right
are renewed C20 casement windows, each of 3 lights. Modillion cornice in
brick below the eaves and 2-light renewed dormer window to the attic. The
projecting wing has a blank gabled end with a chimney stack and is of less
height than the earlier portion but continues the brick band that divides the
ground and first floors. Its right hand flank has at right, a doorway similar
to that at right of the earlier block but without the fluted band to the
architrave. To left of this at ground floor level is a renewed 3-light C20
casement window with flat-arched head and there are two renewed 3-light
casement windows to the first floor. The left hand flank has a C20 door
surround at left and a blocked window at right with a 2-light casement window
to first floor right. To left of the wing the C18 body has a 3-light renewed
casement window at ground floor level with a similar window above at first
floor level. The C18 portion has a gable chimney stack at left and a ridge
stack at right of centre. Right hand gable end: C20 ground floor level
rectangular extension with flat roof. To the first floor above this is a 3-
light casement window with flat-arched head and a 2-light casement with
cambered head to the attic. There are three tie rods to the gable whose
plates take the form of initials R above MV. The left hand gable end has a
catslide roof at left falling to cover a later outshut and C19 fenestration of
2-light cambered-headed casements. The rear is obscurred at right by C19
service additions. To left of centre is a projecting staircase bay with a
hipped roof and 3-light casement to first floor level. Adjoining the early
C19 wing on the entrance front is an L-shaped screen wall and railings, the
walling of Flemish bond brick with ashlar coping and set with wrought iron
railings. The side wall is divided into three unequal bays by pilaster
buttresses. The bay nearest the house encloses a round-headed arch in which
is a decorative gate of C20 wrought iron. The front wall has 4 square piers
to either end and to either side of the gateway which is on line with the
front door of the C18 block. The walls are c.3'6" in height and the piers
c.9' and large ramps rise from the lower walls to the piers, creating a near-
semi-circle at left. The area between the ramps which have ashlar coping, are
filled by a screen of rectangular iron palings with spike heads and a plain
top-rail. Flat ashlar caps to the piers.

Listing NGR: TM3409643304

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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