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The Elms, Walpole

Description: The Elms

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 286147

OS Grid Reference: TM3726275092
OS Grid Coordinates: 637262, 275092
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3226, 1.4802

Locality: Walpole
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 9AZ

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Listing Text


3/128 The Elms
- II*

Farmhouse. Mid C16 core; the stack has inset panels with a fleur-de-lys and
the date 1613 (originally in terracotta,renewed in cement mid C20): this
refers to the insertion of the present stack and to other alterations
including re-roofing. Timber framed and plastered, plaintiled roof. Along
the facade at first floor level is an early C17 pargetted band of running vine
design. Above this band are later pargetted panels: to the right a good oval
wreath with the date 1708 and initials 'I' (or 'J') and 'C'; to the centre
flowers in a vase; to the left a geometric design based on flower emblems. 2
storeys and attic. 3 cell form. 4 windows, C18-C19 casements, one leaded
window on first floor; lobby entrance with late C19 colourwashed brick porch
and 6-panel door, the upper 2 panels glazed. Mid C20 glazed door to right
hand side. Good internal stack, originally with 4 octagonal flues, one flue
now rebuilt in square form; the flues have moulded brick bases. The beam over
the hall fireplace has a moulded pediment (the lower portion missing) within
which is an incised star and anchor. The parlour has a very fine 3-centre
arched moulded stucco fireplace with vine motifs in the spandrels. Some
exposed framing, some good original windows with roll-moulded mullions;
several original doors; original attic newel stairs.

Listing NGR: TM3726275092

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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