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Paradise Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Worlingworth, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2718 / 52°16'18"N

Longitude: 1.2477 / 1°14'51"E

OS Eastings: 621678

OS Northings: 268710

OS Grid: TM216687

Mapcode National: GBR VLM.J8K

Mapcode Global: VHL9W.K5Z7

Entry Name: Paradise Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281406

Location: Worlingworth, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Worlingworth

Built-Up Area: Worlingworth

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Worlingworth with Southolt

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Paradise Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. In 2 parts: rear wing c.1400 with one-bay C16 addition; early C19
front, extended in late C19, at right angles to the rear to form a T-shape
plan. Front block of red brick with glazed black pantiled roof. 2 storeys. 3
bays with a 4th bay added to the right. Pilaster strips to quoins. Early C19
work has flush-frame sashes with glazing bars under segmental arches; central
doorway with 6-panel door (upper 2 panels glazed), panelled reveals,
architrave with ropework fluting and a cornice. Later bay has narrower sash
windows. Rear wing is timber framed and plastered with glazed black pantiled
roof. 1½ storeys. Mainly C19 casement windows, with one gabled dormer facing
south. Internal stack. Lean-to on north side. Interior. Rear wing comprises
a 2-bay former open hall of raised-aisle form together with the solar bay
(into which the stack has been inserted) and a one-bay addition beyond. The
open truss has slightly jowled arcade-posts, chamfered on their inner faces;
there are heavy but not solid arched braces to the arcade plates and similar
braces to the tie beam, meeting at the centre. Side ties from each arcade-
post to the wallplate. The tie beam carried a king-post; this, and the ridge
piece to which it was braced, are now missing but the medieval rafters are
intact. The bridging beam carrying the arcade-posts was supported by
buttress-shafted wallposts with moulded caps: one survives in mutilated form.
Other work of c.1400 includes a moulded dais beam, remains of one hall window
and some studding visible mainly on the uppper floor. The hall windows are
unusually close to the upper end wall; this, combined with the absence of peg
holes for studding below the dais beam, suggests a possible internal jetty
over the dais. Evidence for 2 additional tie beams at the lower end of the
hall. Inserted floor has chamfered joists, morticed into original bridging
beam. In former outside wall of hall is a C16 window of 5 lights with cavetto
mullions and C17 diamond-leaded glass: this near-complete early glass is a
rare survival. Newel stair by stack. Front block has early C19 well stair
with stick balusters, ramped and wreathed handrail and carved tread-ends.

Listing NGR: TM2167868710

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