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Pearl Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Helmingham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.158 / 52°9'28"N

Longitude: 1.1981 / 1°11'53"E

OS Eastings: 618849

OS Northings: 255898

OS Grid: TM188558

Mapcode National: GBR VMX.PQG

Mapcode Global: VHLBF.Q171

Entry Name: Pearl Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352147

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279721

Location: Helmingham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Helmingham

Built-Up Area: Ashbocking

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Helmingham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 15 NE
4/102 Pearl Farmhouse


Former farmhouse; late C15 or early C16 core with major remodelling of late
C17. A mid C19 cross-wing at the left hand end. 1 storey and attics to main
range. Originally of 3-cell plan; the former parlour cell was rebuilt in C19.
Timber framed and plastered. Pantiled roofs with axial chimneys of red brick;
one gabled casement dormer. C19 casements. Stable-type entrance door at
rear. A greatly-altered open hall house: the hall-has an end wall with
exposed arch windbraced studwork. The open truss has been removed, but one
post has part of a chamfered arch-brace, rising from a pilaster which has been
cut back. There is evidence for a rear cross-entry doorway with adjacent
spere. A large lintelled open fireplace in the former cross-passage (the
lintel is reused from a timber framed chimney). In late C17 an upper floor
was inserted in the hall with joists chamfered and laid flat; the service cell
was demolished and rebuilt larger, and the whole roof rebuilt with butt

Listing NGR: TM1884955898

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