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Debach House, Debach

Description: Debach House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286481

OS Grid Reference: TM2415255182
OS Grid Coordinates: 624152, 255182
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1494, 1.2750

Locality: Debach
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 6BZ

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Listing Text

TM 25 NW
(South side)
16/3/66 Debach House
(formerly listed as Debach
- House and Barn to North)

Farmhouse. Early C17 with a mid C19 addition. Timber framed with
colourwashed render and brick skin and Flemish bond brick with slate and
plain tiled roof. Two storeys with attics. Double pile plan. Yard front:
later 2-storey brick outshut masking almost all of the C16 range which has
at ground floor level a stable door. To right and left of this at ground
floor level are 4-light windows and a similar loft window below the eaves
at right. Chimney stack of C20 brick at left below the ridge and to the
ridge of the C17 range behind this is a massive stack with a rectangular
base supporting 4 octagonal shafts which have moulded bases and caps, the
caps having been mainly replaced in the C20. Left hand side: C19 brick
walling to both gable ends and the outshut at right. The outshut is
slightly recessed and has a 3-light first floor casement. The right hand
gable has a pair of French windows to the ground floor to either side of
which are 2-light casement windows. Three light C20 first floor casement
and a 2-light attic casement. The left gable end has a C19 lean-to
conservatory at ground floor level with a glazed door leading to it from
the house at right. Right hand side: lean-to at left with four-light C19
ground floor casements at left and right. Two light window to the first
floor and a 4-light casement at mezzanine level. The gable end of the C17
range, rebuilt in C19 brick has a 1/2-glazed door at right, 2-light C20
casements at left of both ground and first floors and first floor right
with a further 2-light attic window. The C19 wing has a 2-light casement
to the ground and first floor level. Rear: 3 bays near-symmetrically
disposed. To the right at ground floor level has been added a large C20
bay window with a hipped roof with a pair of French windows at either side
of which are a pair of casement windows. To the central ground floor bay
are a further pair of French windows and at left is a further window of 3x4
sash panes. To the first floor are 3 sash windows, each of 3x4 sash panes
and having splayed heads. Two gable chimney stacks to the roof.

Interior: The outshut contains the present kitchen formerly a tack room,
dairy and a pantry, the dairy having its original C19 shutters and hooks in
the ceiling to support them. In the C17 range one ground floor room has
close studding to the walls, a chamfered ceiling beam with run-out stops
and a blocked window, originally of 3 lights with ovolo-moulded mullions.
The dining room has more close studded walling, an ovolo-moulded ceiling
beam and 4 rectangular panels of decorative plasterwork with central bosses
surrounded by 4 lillies and with fleurs de lys to the corners and cyma-
moulded borders. The cross axial raised dividing panel has a central rose
to each half and fleurs de lys to each end. To the first floor above the
dining room is a similar room with a similar ceiling, the only difference
being that the foliage surrounding the central boss in each panel here
consists of fern leaves. Also to this room are 2 blocked windows and a
chimney with 4-centered hearth. Winder staircase rising from the lobby
entry and continuing to the attic.

Listing NGR: TM2415255182

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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