Listed Building: FAIRSTEAD FARMHOUSE (281017)

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Grade II
Volume/Map/Item 281017
Date assigned 14 April 1988
Date last amended


HOXNE EYE ROAD TM 17 NE 2/76 Fairstead Farmhouse II Farmhouse, now subdivided into 2 dwellings. An early C17 rebuilding of an early C16 house. Restored 1983-5. Timber framed and roughcast-rendered under a slated roof. 2 storeys and attics. A single long 4-cell range. Continuous jetty to south, supported on plain brackets; the bracket at the east end is carved with leaf and flower motifs in the spandrel. Within the porch, one buttress-shaft and part of the moulded bressummer are visible. C19 casement windows with a single horizontal glazing bar to each light. To east, leading into the cross-passage, is a single storey mid C17 gabled porch, now without a doorway. To west is a C19 doorway with moulded architrave, 4-panel door and narrow oblong overlight. 2 gabled full dormers. Internal stack with rendered shaft; late C17 stack against west gable end. C19 brick addition to east; C18 rear (north) lean-to. All 4 ground floor rooms have axial bridging beams and chamfered joists set flat. Some plain C17 first floor studding. Porch has one blocked 8-light mullioned window and evidence for another in the gable end; the entrance was on the east side. The roof over the west half of the range is re-used, evidently from a narrower range as there are scarf joints at the lower ends of all the principal rafters. It is in 4 1/2 bays, with 2 rows of butt purlins and collars carrying oblong king-posts to a ridge piece. One truss has long curved collar braces, meeting at the centre. Evidence for cross partitions, redundant when the roof was re-used; the existing partition is unrelated to the roof structure. Upper floor and roof of east half of range not examined. Listing NGR: TM1753076527

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Grid reference TM 17530 76527 (point)
Map sheet TM17NE

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May 22 2008 12:06PM

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