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Brook Farmhouse, Charsfield

Description: Brook Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 286415

OS Grid Reference: TM2542756369
OS Grid Coordinates: 625427, 256369
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1595, 1.2944

Locality: Charsfield
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 7QA

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Listing Text

TM 25 NE
5/1 Brook Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Late C15 with C16 and C17 additions and alterations. Timber
framed with colourwashed render and plain tiled roof. Two storeys. 3-cell
plan, originally with open hall. Entrance front: entrance door at left of
centre on line with screens passage. Gabled porch in front. To left of
this a window of 4 x 3 panes and at right 2 further similar windows and one
of 3x3 panes. To first floor are 4 windows of 4 x 4 panes all having a
central casement light. To ridge at right is a chimney stack of 2 flues
and to left a later 2-flue stack. Righthand gable end has C20 French
window at ground floor. First floor window of 3 x 3 panes with central
casement and 2-light attic casement. Slightly recessed and at right of
this is a C19 or C20 addition. Left hand gable end: ground and first floor
windows each of 4 x 3 panes with a central casement. Rear: at right and
left are single-storey projecting gabled service additions. To right of
these at ground floor level is one window of 4 x 3 panes with central
casement and a first floor single-light window. To the centre are one 2-
light and one 3-light casements and to the first floor at right is a C19
three-light casement and at left a C16 window of 6 casement lights with
diamond-section mullions. To the first floor at left of this is a cross-
window and a window of 5-lights with diamond-section mullions. To ground
floor at far left is a single-light casement.
Interior: C16 chamfered ceiling beams to present sitting room, formed from
lower area of the open hall. Joists with broach stops. Present dining
room was originally 2 service rooms. Present kitchen probably a C17
addition and originally a parlour with panelling which has moulded muntins
and continous cross-rail to 3 walls. Ceiling beam with doubled angle beads
and decorative end stops. Plain joists; probably indicating that the
ceiling was originally plastered. Baffle-entry plan inserted with winder
staircase at the time of the building of the chimney in the late C16 or
early C17. Chamfered ceiling beams and close studding to the first floor
rooms and one 4-centred fireplace surround of moulded brick. Open truss
with braces forming a 4-centred arch.

Listing NGR: TM2542756369

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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