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Sycamore Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kenton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2506 / 52°15'2"N

Longitude: 1.2095 / 1°12'34"E

OS Eastings: 619177

OS Northings: 266234

OS Grid: TM191662

Mapcode National: GBR VLS.SQH

Mapcode Global: VHL9V.XP9K

Entry Name: Sycamore Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300978

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281559

Location: Kenton, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Kenton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 16 NE
1/135 Sycamore Farmhouse
- II

Former farmhouse. First half of C17, in 2 or more phases, with much later
alteration. A main range with parlour cross-wing to left and formerly
detached service range to right, set corner-to-corner to the rear. Timber
framed; the facade is roughcast-rendered, the remainder plastered. Roof of
interlocking concrete pantiles. 2 storeys with attics in parlour and service
wings. Mid C20 standard single-paned casement windows. Lobby entrance: late
C19 2-storey porch of colourwashed brick with flat parapet; 6-panel raised and
fielded door under wedge lintol. Main range has internal stack at junction
with cross-wing: rendered moulded base with 2 inset panels at both front and
rear; above is a rebuilt plain oblong shaft. Heavy external stack against
right gable end. Interior. Much of structure concealed. Ground floor
ceiling in main range has unusual arrangement. A heavy cross-beam,
approximately central, is ovolo-moulded to the left and has a plain chamfer to
the right, with no evidence for a studded partition below. Room to left has
an ovolo axial bridging beam, the joists concealed. Right hand room has
joists set flat, with slightly moulded edges. Parlour wing has remains of
original attic window with chamfered mullions. Several C18 doors with raised
and fielded panels. Stair to upper floor has heavy square balusters, a
steeply ramped handrail and carved tread-ends. Oak newel stair to attic.
Original roof over cross-wing has clasped and diminished butt purlins with
arched windbraces. Roof over main range is of butt purlin form, reconstructed
in C20. Roof over service range not examined.

Listing NGR: TM1917766229

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