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Uplandside, Clopton

Description: Uplandside

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286440

OS Grid Reference: TM2216753785
OS Grid Coordinates: 622167, 253785
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1377, 1.2451

Location: Manor Road, Clopton, Suffolk IP13 6SH

Locality: Clopton
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 6SH

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Listing Text

TM 25 SW
(West Side)
8/26 Uplandside
16/3/66 (formerly listed as
Uplands Farmhouse)

House, formerly farmhouse. Early C16 restored with additions and
alterations in the 1930s. Timber framed with colourwashed infill and a
thatched roof. Two storeys. Three-cell plan. Entrance front: close
studded walling, the sill plate having butt-ended joints. Arched brace to
ground floor at right and further arched bracing to the first floor at
right with two arched braces at left indicating a possible altered Wealden
plan. To the ground floor at left of centre is a C20 doorway with a 4-
centered arch and brattished bressumer above. To left of this are two 2-
light windows with moulded mullions and to left again a 4-light and 3-light
casement divided by a small single-light. To right of the door is a C20
oriel window of 4-lights with cavetto-moulded underbelly, moulded sill and
brattished cresting. To right again is a 3-light window and at far right a
T-shaped window with 4 central lights which fall low, flanked by 2-light
upper windows. To the first floor at centre are two 4-light windows with
moulded mullions and to left a 5-light window with a 2-light and a 4-light
moulded mullion at right. To the ridge at right of centre is a chimney
stack with 3 octagonal flues. Right hand end: ½-hipped roof. Close
studding with arched braces to the first floor. Ground floor doorway at
left and at right of this a 3-light and a single-light casements. The
first floor has an 8-light window with central king mullion. The left hand
gable end has a hipped roof and a small courtyard with an enclosing wall at
ground floor level. Chimneystack at left with rectangular base and
sawtoothed stacks. Rear: addition at right of c.1930 with French windows
and arched braces brought in from a late-medieval house in Ipswich. The
C16 body of the house at left of this has a projecting bay of 1930s build
with close studding of planted timbers with a 5-light window at left, a 3-
light window at right and between these an upper 5 lights. Eyebrow dormer
above these of 5 lights. To left of this is close studded walling to both
floors with an arched brace to the first floor at left. To the ground
floor at left is a T-shaped window with 4 central lights and 2 upper lights
at either side with, at right, a small window of 3 lights and at right
again another 4-light window with lower sill and at far right a
rectangular bay window with hipped roof of 1930s date with a brick plinth
and 5 lights. The first floor has three 4-light eyebrow dormers, one
similar 3-light window and a 2-light window set in the walling, all
appearing to be of C20 date.

Interior: Screens passage with timber screen which has chamfered muntins
and plain boards and one 2-centered arched doorway. Richly-moulded ceiling
beams and joists to the dining room. One further ground floor room with
similar timber which appears to be mostly of 1930s date and another ground
floor room with chamfered beams. Close studding to the first floor rooms
with arched braces, a moulded purlin and massive arch brace connecting to a
cambered tie beam. Despite a heavy restoration in the 1930s a large amount
survives of this well-built substantial farmhouse.

Listing NGR: TM2216753785

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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