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Bluegates Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wherstead, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0152 / 52°0'54"N

Longitude: 1.1262 / 1°7'34"E

OS Eastings: 614622

OS Northings: 239807

OS Grid: TM146398

Mapcode National: GBR TN7.PJP

Mapcode Global: VHLBZ.GMR1

Entry Name: Bluegates Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203987

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277294

Location: Wherstead, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Wherstead

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wherstead St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

(west side, off)
3/15 Bluegates Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probable C17 range forming crosswing to C18 house with C19 and C20 additions
and alterations. Timber-framed rendered range, partly cased in painted brick.
Otherwise painted brick in Flemish bond. Plain tile roofs. L-shaped plan with 3-bay
crosswing to right and additions to left and rear. 2 storeys, attic and cellar.
C18 range: 5 bays with central early C20 glazed porch flanked by canted bays with
plate glass sashes. 12-pane sashes to first floor. Cornice. 2 gabled dormers with
bargeboards and casements. End stack to left. Crosswing is underbuilt in brick
and has a single-storey later extension to rear gable end. Steeply-pitched roof,
bargeboards to gable. Former external stack to left side, now incorporated into
C19 extension. Interior: crosswing, framing exposed at 1st floor level, chamfered
jowled hall posts, ovolo-mounted tie beam. Pegged long diagonal down brace to studded
wall. Spine beam and transverse beam plastered over. Clasped purlin roof. Very
steep stair to front gable end room. C18 range: closed-string staircase with square
newels, column-on-vase balusters and moulded handrail.

Listing NGR: TM1462239807

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