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Beaumont Cottage and Southgate Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Rickinghall, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.342 / 52°20'31"N

Longitude: 1.0036 / 1°0'12"E

OS Eastings: 604702

OS Northings: 275798

OS Grid: TM047757

Mapcode National: GBR SGW.2K8

Mapcode Global: VHKCX.BDXF

Entry Name: Beaumont Cottage and Southgate Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064782

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439916

Location: Rickinghall Inferior, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP22

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Rickinghall Inferior

Built-Up Area: Rickinghall

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Redgrave cum Botesdale with the Rickinghalls

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 0475

Southgate Farmhouse and Beaumont Cottage

House, latterly with a shop, now 2 dwellings. c.1500, floor and stack
inserted and reroofed late C16, extended early C17 and early C18, altered C19
and C20. Timber frame, plastered. Black glazed pantiled roof with red
pantiles to rear, plaintiles and slate on additions, all steeply pitched.
Originally a 2 bay open hall with a storeyed lower bay to right, to left or
upper end an added lobby entry bay and a 2 bay projecting shop and parlour
cross wing; later 2 bay block added in front of service end. 1 storey and
attic with 2 storey additions. Lobby entrance to early C17 stack in a short
added lean-to with a 6 panelled door, above a 4-light ovolo mullioned window,
axial ridge stack has a broached and moulded base to 4 conjoined diagonally
set shafts with sawtooth ends. To left parlour cross wing probably designed
to have a shop in smaller front bay, ground floor C20 3-light casement, first
floor 4-light casement replacing an oriel window with small flanking 3-light
ovolo mullioned windows, exposed plates and purlins; an C18 stack in right
return behind shop bay. Left return has a C19 projection to front, behind a
first floor casement replacing a 5-light ovolo mullioned window with flanking
3-light windows. To right of entrance are former hall bays with lower eaves
and ridge, a 3-light casement and a 2-light gabled dormer. Original
service/solar bay is now behind early C18 block and early inserted stack has
been truncated. Early C18 2 bay block has a central 6 panelled door with a
bracketed hood, flanking C19 sashed canted bay windows with moulded heads,
first floor C20 2-light casements, left end C19 external stack in a small
lean-to outshut, taller ridge. To rear original build extends slightly
further with a 3-light dormer, C20 additions; C17 bays have restored 3-light
diamond mullioned windows, an entrance into parlour. Interior: hall has
restored walling and open truss arched braces, inserted storey posts for C16
floor with stop chamfered binding beams and joists, traces of original
diamond mullioned hall window. First floor open truss posts of rebated
section, cambered tie beam, C16 roof with collars and halved principals
clasping purlins, arched windbraces; hall chamber fireplace has an ovolo
moulded 4-centred arch. Parlour has close studding, ogee stop chamfered axial
binding beam and mid-rails, chamfered depressed arched stuccoed fireplace;
former shop has traces of 2 large windows, peg holes for shelving; parlour
chamber ovolo moulded 4-centred arched fireplace with stucco surround
inscribed to resemble ashlar. C17 roof and Beaumont Cottage not inspected.

Listing NGR: TM0470275798

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