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Farmbuilding at Abbey Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Letheringham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1786 / 52°10'43"N

Longitude: 1.3169 / 1°19'0"E

OS Eastings: 626871

OS Northings: 258562

OS Grid: TM268585

Mapcode National: GBR WP6.9S3

Mapcode Global: VHLB9.SH1Q

Entry Name: Farmbuilding at Abbey Farm

Listing Date: 15 August 1988

Last Amended: 5 March 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286497

Location: Letheringham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Letheringham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Letheringham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


1219/5/84 HOO ROAD
15-AUG-1988 (South,off)


Single-storey farm building, probably constructed as a stable in the mid C17, in soft red brick laid in English Bond with C18 and later alterations. Cat slide roof with pantile covering, gabled dormer left of centre, projecting plinth. Façade has C20 double-door with concrete lintel to left of centre, two doors to the right of centre, one with a C19 surround. Single door is located at left (south-west) end. Blocked door opening to left of the double-door. 5 casement windows, some with replacement concrete cills. Drip mouldings decoration to most openings. Rear elevation has blocked window to the west.

12 bays. C20 replacement floor structure in far left hand bays. Square-sectioned chamfered bridging beams with lambs-tongue stops. C18 roof comprises closed rafters with staggered purlins and tie beams.

The building at Abbey farm was listed as a barn in 1988 for group value with the church of St Mary and Priory gatehouse. It is likely that it was originally constructed in the mid C17 as a stable associated with the mansion known as Letheringham Abbey, which was erected by Sir Robert Naunton, Secretary of State under James I. The bricks of the stable were probably taken from the dissolved priory buildings. The stable is a good example of a purpose-built farm building pre-dating 1750, which survives mostly in its original condition. Although it has been remodelled in the C18 to C20, the building displays architectural quality in the façade detailing and proportions and fulfils the listing criteria in its own right for a building of this age and type.

Listing NGR: TM2687158559

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

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