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Ferry Farmhouse at Tm 278 478, Sutton

Description: Ferry Farmhouse at Tm 278 478

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 285499

OS Grid Reference: TM2786547840
OS Grid Coordinates: 627865, 247840
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0820, 1.3242

Location: Haddon Approach, Woodbridge IP12 3DR

Locality: Sutton
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP12 3DR

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Listing Text

TM 24 NE
5/133 Ferry Farmhouse
at TM 278 478
Farmhouse. C16 with C18 and C19 additions. Rendered timber framing with
wattle and daub infill and rendered brick with plain tile roof, probably
C16 spine having a baffle-entry 3-cell plan, with C18 and C19 wings forming
an open courtyard plan. Originally thatched. Two storeys. Entrance front
(originally rear) 2 storeys, gabled roof with outshut at right with a
catslide roof. Doorway at right of centre. To right of this is a 3-light
ground floor C19 casement window and to left of this a 4-light similar
window. To the extreme left are two casement windows of 2x3 panes and at
far right in the outshut a single casement window of 2x2 panes. To the
first floor are three 2-light casement windows at right with one 3-light
casement at left of greater depth and with leaded lights. Left hand side:
the gable end has one 3-light C20 casement window to the ground floor and
one 2-light similar window to the first floor. The C17 wing at left of
this has a 3-light and a single-light ground floor window and a 2-light C19
first floor window. Right hand side: lean-to outshut to the gable end with
a C20 single flue chimney stack to the outer face of the gable. To right
of this are a 2-light and a 3-light ground floor window with a doorway at
far right and 2 casement windows to first floor level of C20 date. Rear
(originally entrance front): projecting gabled wings at right and left of
C19 and C18 dates respectively with outshuts running between and abutting
the rear of the earlier range. The right hand gable has C20 French windows
to the ground floor with a 3-light C19 casement above. The left hand wing
has a 2-light ground floor and a 3-light first floor casement window. The
first floor windows to the rear of the earliest range are of 2 lights at
left and a single light at right.

Interior: The central ground floor room has jowled wall posts supporting
chamfered ceiling beams with stepped run-out stops and rafters with similar
end stops. Timber framing to the walls including the ground sills to the
external walls and blocked windows to rear wall. Lengthy chamfered
bressumer to the hearth which is now reduced in width by the building of a
bread oven within the hearth space. One further ground floor room has a
similar ceiling, a C20 fire surround and an early C19 buffet cupboard with
shaped shelves to an arched niche and hollow dentilled cornice. The third
ground floor room (at right on the entrance front) has been subdivided by
later walling to form a passageway and a smaller room which is, also formed
from a portion of the large central room. The outshut to the right hand
gable front has exposed timber framing which appears to be of late C17 or
early C18 date. The baffle entry (now at rear and blocked) led into a
lobby from which rises the staircase which is a single flight with two 1/4
turns. The first floor in this range has chamfered ceiling beams and
jowled brace to the lower wall showing at right and a cambered tie beam.
The C18 wing has a massive chamfered ceiling beam at ground floor level
(perhaps re-used from elsewhere) and several re-used beams to the first

Listing NGR: TM2780047800

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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