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Fords Green

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bacton, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2548 / 52°15'17"N

Longitude: 1.019 / 1°1'8"E

OS Eastings: 606156

OS Northings: 266144

OS Grid: TM061661

Mapcode National: GBR TK6.LGD

Mapcode Global: VHKD9.ML29

Entry Name: Fords Green

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Last Amended: 15 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032724

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280516

Location: Bacton, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Bacton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bacton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

BACTON SWILLTUB LANE
TM 06 NE

2/34 Fords Green (formerly
- listed as Cherrytree
29/7/55 Farmhouse, Fords Green)
--
II*

House, C16 in two stages. Two blocks at right angles, placed corner-to-corner
with a narrow link. The long range is of early C16, and the eastern block
c.1550. 2 storeys, the eastern block with attics. Timber-framed and
plastered. Plaintiled roofs, the lower range hipped. A C16 end chimney and
an axial chimney with rebuilt C19 shaft, both of red brick. The east block
has a late C18 facade on the north side: 2 storeys, 3 windows. Small-pane
sashes of original form but renewed in mid C20. Entrance doorway: 6-panelled
door with fielded panels, semi-circular fanlight with intersecting bars; open
pediment with console brackets. The earlier phase has heavy framing: the
south gable is end-jettied; this is now internal. Tension-braced close-
studding with blocked diamond-mullioned windows. Massive floor joists,
chamfered in main room only. Roof rebuilt in C18. The east block is of 2-
cell end-chimney form and with high quality framing. Very closely spaced
studding with several blocked windows with rib-moulded mullions. Joists are
roll-moulded and main beams have double roll with leaf stops. Wind-braced
clasped purlin roof. Some C17 panelling.


Listing NGR: TM0615666144

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