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Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115198
OS Grid Reference: TL6991334633
OS Grid Coordinates: 569913, 234633
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9842, 0.4729
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TL 63 SE FINCHINGFIELD HOWE STREET
House. Early C16 or earlier, altered in C17, C19 and C20. Timber framed,
plastered, roof thatched. 2-bay hall facing SE, with axial stack, c.1600, in
right bay, and originally storeyed parlour/solar bay to left. Second hearth
back to back with first, C17, and structure extended to right by 2 bays in C17
and early C19, forming 2 cottages, later combined. C20 single-storey extension
to rear of right corner. One storey with attics. 4 C20 casements and 2 more in
eyebrow dormers. Plain boarded door. Roof half-hipped at both ends. The
interior of the original building has jowled posts, heavy studding with curved
braces trenched to the outside. The left (parlour/solar) bay has a complete
unglazed window with 3 diamond mullions on the upper floor, and below it a
shutter rebate and diamond mortices for another, replaced by a modern window.
Similar evidence of the former hall window remains in the front wallplate.
Original floor'of lodged longitudinal joists of horizontal section in left bay,
inserted floor of thin joists on pegged clamps in the hall. Incomplete bread
oven behind stack. Roof originally of collar-rafter construction, smoke-
blackened in the hall, rebuilt as clasped purlin construction. In right bays
face-halved and bladed scarf in rear wallplate, primary straight bracing,
unjowled posts, chamfered axial beam with thin joists. Internal tiebeams
severed or removed.
Listing NGR: TL6991334633
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Source: English Heritage
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