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Description: Blois Farmhouse
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 114191
OS Grid Reference: TL6850741570
OS Grid Coordinates: 568507, 241570
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0469, 0.4558
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2/69 STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD BLOIS ROAD
TL 64 SE
21/6/62 Blois Farmhouse
House, C16, altered in C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay crosswing aligned approx. N-S, late C16, and
3-bay range to W, c.1600, forming an L-plan. Original axial chimney stack in
middle bay of E-W range, and stair tower to N of it. Single-storey lean-to
extension between stair tower and N wing, with slate roof, C19. 2 storeys.
S elevation, 6-panel door in simple doorcase with dentilled cornice below hood,
C18, early C19 french windows with marginal lights, one early C19 tripartite
sash window of 4-12-4 lights, and one late C19 tripartite sash window of 2-4-2
lights. First floor, one early C19 sash window of 16 lights, and 3 late C19
tripartite sash windows of 2-4-2 lights. C19 fretted bargeboards on gable of
crosswing. Grouped diagonal shafts on chimney stack. Some crown glass in early
C19 windows on this elevation and E elevation. In dormer at rear, C18 window
of 3 fixed lights with rectangular leading and some C18 glass. The interior
has jowled posts, curved bracing trenched inside heavy studding, edge-halved
and bridled scarfs in wallplates. Axial and transverse beams above ground
floor, some boxed in, some plain-chamfered. Cambered tiebeam in crosswing,
with clasped purlin roof. 2 large wood-burning hearths reduced for coal grates.
Listing NGR: TL6850741570
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Source: English Heritage
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