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Latitude: 52.1463 / 52°8'46"N
Longitude: 1.0106 / 1°0'38"E
OS Eastings: 606081
OS Northings: 254049
OS Grid: TM060540
Mapcode National: GBR SK6.J8X
Mapcode Global: VHKDW.GBL0
Entry Name: Vale Farmhouse
Listing Date: 22 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1033020
English Heritage Legacy ID: 279785
Location: Battisford, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Battisford
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Battisford St Mary
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BATTISFORD GIBBONS FARM LANE
TM 05 SE
6/10 Vale Farmhouse
Former farmhouse, early C16.with extension of c.1600. A rare example in
Suffolk of a 2-bay "croglofft" house with an open smoke bay at one end, and a
loft at the other. One storey and attics. Timber-framed and plastered.
Roman pantiled roof, once thatched; an axial C17/C18 chimney of red brick.
Small-pane C20 casements; an ovolo-mullioned window of c.1600 at left-hand
gable. Boarded C19 entrance door at cross-entry position. Good unmoulded
framing: arch windbraced studwork. Heavy unchamfered floor joists at storeyed
bay. Roof probably of coupled-rafter form and originally hipped. Moderate
smoke-blackening. Circa 1600, parlour block was added to right: close
studding with an ovolo-mullioned window repositioned in C20 (see above). An
arched parlour fireplace of c.1600. The house is of particular interest for
its rare original 2-bay plan form.
Listing NGR: TM0608154049
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