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Description: 26, Fore Street
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 105768
OS Grid Reference: ST5737504515
OS Grid Coordinates: 357375, 104515
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8386, -2.6067
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Large attached house, formerly two. Early C18, or late C17, with C16 roof
construction. Dressed stone walls. Thatch roof, with gable ends and stone
gable-copings. Brick stacks, C20 at left hand gable, C20 at right hand ridge,
C18 at right gable end. Two storeys and dormers. 5 windows, ground floor:
window-door-window-door-window. Square-section stone mullions, beaded, 3-light
to ground floor; 2-light, with 3-light in the end bays to first floor, C18.
Iron casements with lead lights, C18 or C19. Front doorways, in bays 2 and 4,
with stone architraves, pulvinated friezes and large moulded cornices. Plank-
and-muntin door with lead lights, C20 (left). Plank door (stable-type), C20.
Interior: flagstone floors. Fireplace in left hand end wall has stone jambs,
straight-chamfered, with stepped stops, cambered wood lintel re-set. Elliptical
arch to side of fireplace. First floor centre front room has plastered ceiling
with 4 raised plasterwork rosettes (one, the fifth, missing). Panelled C18,
window seats. Roof-construction: 3 bays of smoke-blackened principals with
2 sets of through purlins and wind-bracing. Mortices for collars, collars gone.
Diagonal ridge-piece, C16. Rear range has C17 construction with butted through-
Listing NGR: ST5737504515
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Source: English Heritage
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