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Walnut Tree Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wortham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3532 / 52°21'11"N

Longitude: 1.0488 / 1°2'55"E

OS Eastings: 607726

OS Northings: 277165

OS Grid: TM077771

Mapcode National: GBR TJ2.FYY

Mapcode Global: VHL9D.439W

Entry Name: Walnut Tree Farmhouse

Listing Date: 31 January 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251791

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280481

Location: Wortham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP22

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Wortham

Built-Up Area: Wortham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wortham St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added:

TM 07 NE (south side)

1/188 Walnut Tree Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now house. Mid/late C16, with cross-wing probably of c.1600; raised
and re-roofed in mid C19; restored in 1989. Render over timber frame; hipped
pantile roof; brick ridge stacks. Plan: two-unit plan with cross passage to
left of central hall and with cross wing to right. 2 storeys; 6-window range.
Lean-to porch built 1989 at angle of 2 ranges. C20 casements. Interior:
exposed timber frame with closely-spaced studs, cranked tension braces and
jowled storey posts, survives up to wall-plate level; frame includes original
blocked windows, namely a blocked 4-light diamond-mullioned window to the front
first-floor room of the cross wing 2 mullioned windows of 3 and 4 lights and one
chamfered mullioned window of 4 lights to front first-floor wall and a chamfered
mullioned window of 4 lights to rear left. Central hall has stop-chamfered beam
and joists and C16 brick open fireplace with stop-chamfered bressummer; room to
left has a rare surviving C16 ladder stair with solid oak treads, and beams
chamfered an outer edge flanking narrow bay (possibly the position of former
stack or a former smoke bay) adjoining hall; C17 newel stair to front of stack;
chamfered beams to cross wing, with chamfered bressummer over open fireplace.
Tie beams show evidence for former attic floor; tie beam at lower end of hall
chamber shows evidence for queen posts.

Listing NGR: TM0772677165

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

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