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Moat Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Laxfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3086 / 52°18'31"N

Longitude: 1.3693 / 1°22'9"E

OS Eastings: 629782

OS Northings: 273181

OS Grid: TM297731

Mapcode National: GBR WMQ.C07

Mapcode Global: VHL9R.P78J

Entry Name: Moat Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180779

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280153

Location: Laxfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Laxfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Laxfield All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

IN 27 SE

4/33 Moat Farmhouse

-- II

Farmhouse. Mid-late C16, in several phases. Timber framed, mainly plastered;
C18 red brick parapet gable ends to main range. Modern concrete pantiles. 2
storeys and attic. A long main range with later wing to north, forming L-
shape plan. South front has 3 windows, mainly C18-C19 casements. Lobby
entrance: C19 4-panel door, plain rectangular fanlight; a good doorcase with
fluted pilasters and an entablature with triglyphs. C20 single storey
addition set forward to right. Internal stack; external stack against east
gable; both shafts are rendered over. Good mid C16 parlour end. Parlour has
moulded bridging beam and plain joists; rear storey post has scrolled head;
moulded fireplace lintol. Good studding in parlour chamber, the side walls
with both reversed and tension bracing. Cambered tie beam to open truss.
Queen-post roof. Centre part of main range may be contemporary with the
parlour although the butt purlin roof is later. Service end has ovolo-
moulded bridging beam and plain joists. North wing added c.1600, probably as
a purpose-built dairy range: framing much renewed but original queen-post roof
intact. Remains of medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2978273181

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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