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Valley Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stowmarket, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1816 / 52°10'53"N

Longitude: 0.988 / 0°59'16"E

OS Eastings: 604377

OS Northings: 257917

OS Grid: TM043579

Mapcode National: GBR SJS.BLN

Mapcode Global: VHKDP.2FPD

Entry Name: Valley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 July 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384570

Location: Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Stowmarket

Built-Up Area: Stowmarket

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Combs St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


614-1/2/46 (South side)
28/07/50 Valley Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now without a farm. Late C15, extended one bay west
C18. Rendered and colourwashed timber-frame in close studding.
Plain tile roofs.
2 storeys and dormer attic. North front of 6 irregular bays
including a 2-storey entrance porch now set left of centre due
to later addition of west bay. Timber frame exposed to porch.
Plank door. Side windows consist of 3 turned balusters each,
formerly open, now glazed. Jettied first and attic floors,
both bressummers with carved running leaf ornament. Gabled
roof hipped at west end over new bay. Main wall with framing
exposed to the upper floor only. Fenestration of north front
of 2- and 3-light C20 metal casements. Gabled main roof. Ridge
stack rebuilt.
South elevation dominated by 3-storey gabled staircase tower,
formerly central to elevation. Only attic storey is jettied,
but the bressummer has carved leaf decoration. The tower grows
out of C19 slated outshut with C20 metal casements. Two
2-light C20 casements to first floor of main wall. 2
flat-topped dormers left of tower. West gable with stack. East
gable has a sash window to ground floor with 6/6 glazing bars
set in a projecting bay under a hipped plain tiled roof.
Jettied attic storey with the bressummer carved with interlace
leaf decoration. Running south from west end of south front is
a one storey and dormer attic extension. C20 details.
INTERIOR. East ground-floor room with sunk quadrant-moulded
cruciform bridging beams, west room with chamfered cruciform
bridging beams. At first floor the main north rooms either
side of porch have brick 4-centred fireplace surrounds, that
to east with ovolo mouldings, the other with hollow mouldings.
Chamfered bridging beams. West room has late C15 wall painting
over fireplace depicting a warrior slaying a second warrior.
Passage inserted to south side at first floor. Several C17 and
early C18 plank and panelled doors. Original west wall with
blocked 6-light diamond section mullioned window with King
mullions. Replaced roof of principals, collars and 2 tiers
butt purlins.

Listing NGR: TM0437757917

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