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Description: Wood Farmhouse
Date Listed: 15 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 286525
OS Grid Reference: TM1959055402
OS Grid Coordinates: 619590, 255402
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1532, 1.2086
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OTLEY IPSWICH ROAD
TM 15 NE
- Wood Farmhouse
House, formerly farmhouse. C16, C17 and early/mid C19 timber framed with a
slate roof, originally thatched and Flemish bond brick with a slate roof.
Two storeys: H-shaped plan. Yard front: C16 central range with the C17
cross wing at right and the C19 cross wing which incorporates a portion of
an earlier cross wing to left. The C16 range has a near-central stable
door with, to its right, a 3-light C19 casement. To the ridge is a massive
stack of 2 flues at right and a single flue stack of C20 brick at left.
The C17 wing has two 2-light C19 casements and to the first floor a 4-light
C17 window with ovolo-moulded mullions and surround. Above this is an
angled weather board. Left hand C19 wing of brick has a ground floor sash
window at left of 3x4 panes with shutters and at right is a window of 2x4
panes. Band of 3 bricks depth between the floors. The first floor window
at right is of 2x4 panes. Shallow-pitched roof above this. Left hand
side: 2 bays with sash windows to both floors of 3x4 panes, the ground
floor windows having shutters. Right hand side: near-central ground floor
doorway with a 4-light casement to its left. The first floor has a C19
four-light window at left and a C17 window of 4 lights with diamond-section
mullions to the right. Rear: the C19 wing at right has a doorway to its
left and a sash window of 3x4 panes to its right with a blank first floor.
Its left hand flank has a mezzanine staircase window of 3x4 -panes. The
central range has a doorway at right and a 2-light casement at its left
with a 2-light first floor gabled dormer window. Outshut in the re-entrant
angle between this range and the left hand C17 wing. This latter wing has
to its ground floor a 3-light C19 casement window and a 3-light casement at
left. The first floor has a cross window and to the attic is a 3-light
casement. The right hand flank has a first floor window of 4 lights with
Interior: massive hollow-chamfered ceiling beam to the ground floor of the
C16 portion with chamfered joists which have stepped run out stops. Close
studded walling with jowled wall posts which have broach end stops. The
C17 wing has a ground floor room with chamfered ceiling beam with ogee end-
stop and plain joists. Chimney with 4-centered arch to this room,
partially rebuilt in the 1980's and close studded walling. Winder
staircase to right of this hearth leading up from the baffle-entry lobby.
The C19 wing has a staircase of one flight with stick balusters, turned
newel and moulded mahogany handrail. To the first floor the C17 wing has
one room with chamfered ceiling beam and joists, close studded walling, a
basket-arched fireplace above which is a painted panel showing 3 circular
designs, the central one having laurel wreaths around it and the whole
painted in red ochre and blue paint. The room above the C16 portion
appears to have a raised ceiling.
Listing NGR: TM1959055402
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Source: English Heritage
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