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Starhouse Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Thornham Magna, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2932 / 52°17'35"N

Longitude: 1.0557 / 1°3'20"E

OS Eastings: 608480

OS Northings: 270513

OS Grid: TM084705

Mapcode National: GBR TJV.9Q0

Mapcode Global: VHL9L.7MZD

Entry Name: Starhouse Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352111

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279526

Location: Thornham Magna, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Thornham Magna

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Thornham Magna St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 07 SE
2/70


THORNHAM MAGNA
CLAY STREET (NORTH SIDE)
Starhouse Farmhouse


II


Farmhouse. c.1600, altered C19 and C20. Timber frame, plastered. Steeply
pitched plaintiled roofs. 2 cell lobby entry block, 2 storeys and attic with
3 bay, 1 storey and attic service wing to rear to form a T on plan. Central
entrance in a projecting full height gabled porch, half glazed door. First
floor 2-light glazing bar casement. Flanking bays have ground floor 3-light
and first floor 2-light glazing bar casements with brick casing to left on
ground floor, sprocket eaves. Central axial ridge stack, rebuilt, broader at
base. Left gable end 2-light casements, right gable end 3-light casements
with an early attic window with a lattice leaded light. Service wing right
return has a catslide roof over a lean-to outshut towards front with an
entrance, mixed C20 casements, a cross axial stack to left side of ridge
towards rear between kitchen and dairy. Rear gable end exposed plates and
purlins, pantiled lean-to outshut. Interior: hall to front right has close
studding, ogee stop chamfered mid-rails and axial binding beam, parlour
largely rebuilt, to service wing a small vaulted passage with C19 architraved
key blocked doors, altered close studding in kitchen. First floor: close
studding, 3-light ovolo mullioned window openings, jowled posts faced away
from stack in centre bay, stop chamfered cross axial binding beams. Attic has
cruck-like spandrel pieces pegged onto principal rafters and posts to replace
tie beams, lower butt purlins, collars to upper clasped purlins. Service wing
has a single clasped purlin roof with halved principals, cambered collars,
arched windbraces.


Listing NGR: TM0848070513

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