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Description: Little Belsford
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101298
OS Grid Reference: SX7663159372
OS Grid Coordinates: 276631, 59372
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4212, -3.7380
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5/393 Little Belsford
House, formerly a farmhouse. C16 with circa C18 wing at rear but it is said
that the wing has date 1640 on east side. Rendered stone rubble. Slate roof,
left hand west end gabled, right hand east end hipped. Rear wing has grouted
slate roof with gabled end. 4 early crested ridge tiles on main range and
some others reused on rear wing. Rendered chimney stacks.
Plan: 3 room and through passage plan, lower end to right. Rear lateral
stacks to hall and lower end and truncated gable end stack heating inner room.
The stacks may be later additions. Later front porch to passage doorway and
long rear wing behind hall forming overall T-shape plan but not at precise
right angles to main range. Small C20 outshut behind main range.
Exterior: 2 storeys. South front has slightly cracked front wall with
projection at central change of plane. Right hand corner has low raking
buttress. 4 window range. Small late C19 or C20 2-light casements with
glazing bars. Ground floor window to left of centre and right hand window are
C20. Ground floor left window has old hollow-chamfered frame with stooling
for missing mullion. To right of centre rendered stone porch with hipped
slate roof and C20 glazed outer doors. Inner doorway has original chamfered
timber doorframe with segmental head and old nail-studded door with wrought
Rear wing is 2 storeys and has range of C19 and C20 casement contours and C20
glazed extension probably converted from an outbuilding.
Interior: Roughly chamfered ceiling beam in lower end room. Plank and muntin
screen on either side of passage. Lower side screen has scratch moulding to
muntins, roll and hollow moulded head beam and 2 cranked head doorways, one
with original door screen on hall side of passage has muntins roll moulded on
passage side and chamfered on hall side, the head beam roll-moulded and
cranked head doorway with old plank door. 2 ceiling beams in hall, one
chamfered on one side only with hollow step stops; the other beam chamfered
on one side and moulded on other side. The screen between hall and inner room
has been removed but moulded head beam survives. Hall fireplace has
unchamfered timber lintel and stone rubble jambs. Hall front window has
moulded lintel. Inner room has rounded rear corner. The main roof was
entirely replaced in C20, but the feet of 3 earlier principals remain at the
front, 2 with holes for threaded purlins and one with short curved foot. Rear
wing has C19 king-post trusses.
Listing NGR: SX7663159372
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Source: English Heritage
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