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Description: Highgates Cottages
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 114667
OS Grid Reference: TL7810429538
OS Grid Coordinates: 578104, 229538
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9358, 0.5894
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TL 72 NE GOSFIELD CHURCH ROAD
7/155 Nos. 1,2 & 3 (Highgates
Cottages.) (Formerly listed
7 8 52 as Highgates)
House, now three dwellings. Early C15 or earlier with later additions and
alterations. Timber framed and plastered. Red plain tiled roofs. Three red
brick chimney stacks. Of complex plan. Hall house with jettied gabled
crosswings to right and left. Left crosswing outshot to left and with ground
floor bay below jetty. There is a forward gable to right of hall with a leaded
three light transomed window. The right crosswing with red tiled lean-to porch.
Crosswings of two storeys. Hall one storey and attics. To far right is a
forward two storey gabled crosswing with jetty to left return. Various gabled
wings to rear. 1:1:1:1 window range of various C17, C18 and C19 casements, some
leaded. Some mullions remain, one with original shutters. Curved jetty
brackets. Pentice board to left crosswing gable. Three vertically boarded
doors, those to centre and right with lights. Interior features include
original brick fireplaces with mantel beams over, that to first floor right with
a cambered mantel beam. Part of the arches of screens passage doors visible.
Sooted, cross quadrate crownpost roof to Hall. Reputed to have been used as a
nunnery of the Order of the Poor Clares following their persecution and flight
during the French Revolution. RCHM 5.
Listing NGR: TL7810429538
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Source: English Heritage
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