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Hill Farmhouse, Witnesham

Description: Hill Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286010

OS Grid Reference: TM1834251215
OS Grid Coordinates: 618342, 251215
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1161, 1.1877

Location: B1077, Witnesham, Suffolk IP6 9EW

Locality: Witnesham
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9EW

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Listing Text


1/48 Hill Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. c.1500 (partly demolished and rebuilt after a fire in late C19).
2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered, the upper floor jettied on 3 sides.
Plaintiled roof with internal chimney of red brick. Small-pane casements of
C19 and C20. Mid C19 4-panelled entrance door with broad moulded architrave,
on garden side. The surviving section of mediaeval work is a parlour block of
unusually high quality. The framing, fully exposed internally, has moulded
components of high quality. At the west corners are 2 angle-posts supporting
the jetties, each with cresting and other carving. At the window and door
positions (now blocked) are pilasters with carved capitals. A blocked window
exposed internally has moulded mullions and arched heads to each light. 4
doorways have arched heads, one with rosette-carving in the spandrels. In the
chamber above, the ceiling joists are moulded and the original fireplace with
cambered lintel survives, blocked. In a small probably original stair wing on
north side, the main jettied upper floor structure with moulded bressummer is

Listing NGR: TM1834251215

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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