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Street Farmhouse, Earl Soham

Description: Street Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 285808

OS Grid Reference: TM2322362872
OS Grid Coordinates: 623223, 262872
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2188, 1.2665

Location: Brandeston Road, Earl Soham, Suffolk IP13 7RU

Locality: Earl Soham
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 7RU

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Listing Text


8/36 Street
25.10.51 Farmhouse

- 11*

Farmhouse. Late C15/early C16 to rear; late C16 main range,
extended to left hand side in C18 and with later remodelling to
righthand side. Timber framed and plastered, the plaster mostly
lined in imitation of ashlar; slated roof to main range,
plaintiled to right hand wing, pantiles to earlier rear range. 2
storeys. 2 windows to main range, good C18 3-light and 6-light
mullion and transom casements with square leaded panes, the 2
centre lights bowed; lobby entrance with 6-panel raised and
fielded door, frieze, cornice and triangular pediment; internal
stack. To the right hand side is a lower range set forward with
a hipped roof: 2 window range with full-height canted bays and
mainly C20 windows. To the rear is a 3-bay late medieval range,
originally jettied on 3 sides: internally a section of the jetty
with its carved bressummer is still visible together with part of
an original doorway with carved spandrels and a mutilated sill
of a ground floor oriel window; this part has good internal
timbering and a crown post roof (moulded cap to crown post).
First floor of main range with part of a late C17 fresco
depicting 2 scenes based on the downfall of Troy; the fresco has
been cut through by a later staircase, access to which is gained
by an unusual door, curved to form a quarter circle. Residence
of the C18 diarist William Goodwin.

Listing NGR: TM2322362872

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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