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Farmbuilding at Abbey Farm, Letheringham

Description: Farmbuilding at Abbey Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 286497

OS Grid Reference: TM2687158562
OS Grid Coordinates: 626871, 258562
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1786, 1.3169

Location: Letheringham, Suffolk IP13 7QY

Locality: Letheringham
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 7QY

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Listing Text


1219/5/84 HOO ROAD
15-AUG-1988 (South,off)


Single-storey farm building, probably constructed as a stable in the mid C17, in soft red brick laid in English Bond with C18 and later alterations. Cat slide roof with pantile covering, gabled dormer left of centre, projecting plinth. Façade has C20 double-door with concrete lintel to left of centre, two doors to the right of centre, one with a C19 surround. Single door is located at left (south-west) end. Blocked door opening to left of the double-door. 5 casement windows, some with replacement concrete cills. Drip mouldings decoration to most openings. Rear elevation has blocked window to the west.

12 bays. C20 replacement floor structure in far left hand bays. Square-sectioned chamfered bridging beams with lambs-tongue stops. C18 roof comprises closed rafters with staggered purlins and tie beams.

The building at Abbey farm was listed as a barn in 1988 for group value with the church of St Mary and Priory gatehouse. It is likely that it was originally constructed in the mid C17 as a stable associated with the mansion known as Letheringham Abbey, which was erected by Sir Robert Naunton, Secretary of State under James I. The bricks of the stable were probably taken from the dissolved priory buildings. The stable is a good example of a purpose-built farm building pre-dating 1750, which survives mostly in its original condition. Although it has been remodelled in the C18 to C20, the building displays architectural quality in the façade detailing and proportions and fulfils the listing criteria in its own right for a building of this age and type.

Listing NGR: TM2687158559

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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