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Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115236
OS Grid Reference: TL7017433104
OS Grid Coordinates: 570174, 233104
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9704, 0.4759
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TL 73 SW FINCHINGFIELD TOPPESFIELD ROAD
Wrongly shown on OS map as Foulslough Farm. House. C16, altered in C20. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays facing N, with
axial stack. Crosswing at E end, c.1930. Single-storey lean-to extension along
front, C20. One storey with attics. Ground floor, 2 bow windows and 2
casements, all C20. First floor, one C20 casement and one more in gabled
dormer. Door in C20 gabled porch, C20. The interior has jowled posts, heavy
studding with curved braces trenched to the inside, chamfered axial beams, plain
joists of horizontal section supported on pegged clamps. Internal tiebeams
severed or missing. The internal truss near the W end had no tiebeam
originally, but a half-height collar, which remains in situ, and implies that
the 2 W bays were storeyed from the outset, although the present floor there is
not original. Roof E of the stack rebuilt, W part inaccessible. Occupied by
John Gielgud, actor, 1933-35. The present name is an archaic spelling of
Listing NGR: TL7017433104
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