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Description: Boyton Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115234
OS Grid Reference: TL7069533989
OS Grid Coordinates: 570695, 233989
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9781, 0.4839
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TL 73 SW FINCHINGFIELD TOPPESFIELD ROAD
4/92 Boyton Hall Farmhouse
2.5.53 (Formerly listed as
House. Mid-C16, altered c.1600 and in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 5 bays facing NW, with axial stack at left end,
and 3-bay crosswing beyond, extending to rear, c.1600. Stair tower in rear
angle, c.1600. Single-storey extension to left of crosswing, C20. Main range of
2 storeys, crosswing of 2 storeys and attic. 3-window range of C20 casements.
Door in gabled porch, C20. 6 octagonal shafts on main stack, rebuilt at top
(serving 4 hearths). Original bargeboards on left gable, with carved guilloche
design. The interior has jowled posts, heavy studding with curved braces
trenched to the inside, the original main doorway with 4-centred head, blocked,
chamfered beams, chamfered joists of horizontal section with step stops. The
ground-floor hearth facing to right has ovolo-moulded brickwork above the mantel
beam, originally plastered but now stripped, a trace of a former painted text in
C16 lettering, and some new brickwork. At first floor there are 2 hearths with
depressed arches and recessed spandrels, one still with the original moulded
plaster, the other stripped, and a moulded 4-plank door, all c.1600. The stair
tower retains the original stair, with 2 octagonal newels and square finials,
moulded rails, and moulded straight balusters of unusual type. The roof of the
main range is of crownpost construction with thin axial braces, the crosswing of
clasped purlin construction. This house was built from the outset in 2 storeys
but of medieval plan, with a wide screens passage, 2-bay 'hall' and 2-bay
service end, but has developed in an untypical way in that a stack has been
inserted at the high end, forming a lobby-entrance, and the 3-bay crosswing has
replaced the original parlour/solar bay. Moated site. RCHM 6.
Listing NGR: TL7069533989
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Source: English Heritage
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