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Cheney Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Stradbroke, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3314 / 52°19'52"N

Longitude: 1.3086 / 1°18'30"E

OS Eastings: 625526

OS Northings: 275519

OS Grid: TM255755

Mapcode National: GBR WM8.TXL

Mapcode Global: VHL9J.MNNM

Entry Name: Cheney Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181496

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280232

Location: Stradbroke, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Stradbroke

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Stradbroke All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 27 NE

2/112 Cheney Farmhouse
-- II

Farmhouse. C16 and early C17, in 3 main phases. A 3-cell main range with
taller wing to rear forming L-shape plan. Timber framed, mainly plastered,
some colourwashed brick. Pantiled roofs. 2 storeys and attic. Casement
windows, mainly of C19 and C20 date. To right of main range, a lean-to porch
with C19 half-glazed door. Internal stack at junction of the 2 ranges, with
C17 plain oblong shaft (cap rebuilt). C17 external stack against gable end of
rear wing, the top section rebuilt. Early-mid C16 main range; stack inserted
early C17, when parlour cell was added and the whole range given a queen-post
roof. Parlour ceiling has chamfered joists with original matchboarding
between. Newel stairs, the original attic flight with a good contemporary
door. Earlier part has cambered tie beams. Rear range is mid-late C16, now 2
bays but once extending further to the rear. Heavy framing. Ceilings with
closely-spaced joists, the attic floor set below eaves level. Against the
main range is the original projecting gable: tie beam with hollow chamfer;
roughcast plaster with smooth quoining around former window opening. The roof
has king posts braced by long upper crucks which extend from the tie beams;
the king posts rest on straight collars and have plank-like braces to the
ridge piece. The upper section of each king post is octagonal, the lower part
oblong. There is also a single row of butt purlins. Evidence for original
dormers. This form of roof is probably unique. The roof of the nearby barn
(Item No 2/113) is clearly derived from it and is undoubtedly by the same
carpenter. Remains of medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM2552675519

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