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Moat Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kenton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.25 / 52°15'0"N

Longitude: 1.2003 / 1°12'1"E

OS Eastings: 618552

OS Northings: 266139

OS Grid: TM185661

Mapcode National: GBR VLR.Y0R

Mapcode Global: VHL9V.RQF0

Entry Name: Moat Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300982

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281555

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
1/131 Moat Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. Mid C14 and later C17, in 2 phases, forming a 2-cell house; large
rear addition of 1985, in parallel with old range. Timber framed and
plastered, the left gable end with C19 red brick casing to eaves level.
Pantiled roof, less steeply-pitched over the later right cell. 1 1/2 storeys.
Casement windows without glazing bars, all of c.1985. Left cell has 2 raking
dormers, the right cell one flat-roofed dormer. Central internal stack with
plain axial shaft, the lower portion original, the upper part C19. Entrance
door to rear. Interior. Earliest section comprises 1 1/2 bays of a 2-bay former
open hall. The open truss has an arched-braced tie beam, the centre portion
removed. This supports plain square or oblong queen-posts, splayed at the
base, with solid braces to the arcade plates. The collar has been lost,
probably together with the remainder of the original roof structure. Stop-
splayed scarf joints in arcade plates and front wallplate. A little C14
framing in the gable end, otherwise concealed. Inserted floor has long axial
beam, the joists concealed. C17 structure in 2 bays, with plain first floor
studding. Butt purlin roof. Back-to-back open fireplaces on ground floor.
Encircling medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM1855266139

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