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Gatehouse Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Syleham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3507 / 52°21'2"N

Longitude: 1.2175 / 1°13'2"E

OS Eastings: 619224

OS Northings: 277387

OS Grid: TM192773

Mapcode National: GBR VKM.NLR

Mapcode Global: VHL9H.15ZS

Entry Name: Gatehouse Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Last Amended: 21 October 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280062

Location: Syleham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Syleham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Syleham St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

SYLEHAM
TM 17 NE
4/113 Gatehouse Farmhouse
- ( formerly listed as The
Laurels)
29.7.55
GV II*

Farmhouse. Mid C16 with C17 service addition to rear forming L-shape plan.
Restored 1975-85. Timber framed, mainly plastered; exposed close studding to
left gable, colourwashed brick to right gable end. Pantiled roofs except
front slope of main range which is plaintiled. 2 storeys and attic. 3-cell
form. 3 windows, mid C20 large-paned casements. Lobby entrance with mid C20
boarded and battened door. To the rear there are 3 large original windows
with fine roll-moulded mullions, in an unusually good state of preservation;
other similar windows are blocked and visible internally. A smaller first
floor window has cavetto mullions. Internal stack with original plain shaft.
2-storey rear wing with some slatted windows; internal stack. Both hall and
parlour have fine ceilings with multiple roll mouldings to bridging beams and
joists. The service end, which was originally divided into 2, also has
moulded joists, but these are concealed. In the rear wall, part of an arched
doorway into the cross-passage. In the parlour a small blocked external
doorway with 4-centre arched head whose function is unclear. Some exposed
studding, mainly in later wing. Newel stairs in both wings. The roof over
the main range has clasped and butt purlins with arched wind-bracing.


Listing NGR: TM1922277388

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