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Abbey Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wickham Skeith, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2784 / 52°16'42"N

Longitude: 1.0539 / 1°3'14"E

OS Eastings: 608427

OS Northings: 268869

OS Grid: TM084688

Mapcode National: GBR TK1.38D

Mapcode Global: VHL9L.7Z0Q

Entry Name: Abbey Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182599

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281727

Location: Wickham Skeith, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Wickham Skeith

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wickham Skeith St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

WICKHAM SKEITH
TM 06 NE
2/142 Abbey Farmhouse
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-- II
Former farmhouse, now 3 dwellings. A C16 or earlier hall range with later
C16 in-line parlour addition to east. C17 dairy wing to north west. Timber
framed and roughcast rendered, roof of concrete pantiles. 2 storeys. Parlour
block is jettied to north on original brackets. C20 casement windows, mostly
of standard metal-framed type. C20 doors. At junction of hall and parlour,
within the hall range, is a stack with heavy axial shaft. The lower part of
the shaft is original and contains oblong panels to north and south, that to
the north the larger; each panel has a moulded border, originally enriched
with an inner surround of dentils. Interior. 2-bay parlour: Victorianised,
the main components of the frame exposed only on the upper floor; central tie
beam has mortices for large braces. Adjacent 2 bays of hall range have some
framing exposed on upper floor; some components are sooted. Adjacent to
stack, in south wall, is a window of c.1600 with ovolo mullions. Part of an
arched stuccoed fireplace is visible in a cupboard, the remainder infilled by
a C19 fireplace. Newel stair. Remainder of interior and all roofspace not
examined.


Listing NGR: TM0842768869

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