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Description: The White Hart
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115283
OS Grid Reference: TL6765030527
OS Grid Coordinates: 567650, 230527
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9480, 0.4380
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TL 6730 GREAT BARDFIELD BROOK STREET
8/144 The White Hart, (formerly
listed as White Hart
2.5.53 Inn )
House. Early C15, altered in C17 and C19. Timber framed, plastered with some
exposed framing, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall range facing
N, with stack to rear of left bay, and 2-bay parlour/solar crosswing to left.
3-bay service crosswing to right, with external stack on right return wall.
Single-storey extension to left, single-storey lean-to extension to right. 2
storeys. Left crosswing jettied to front, with-one reproduction bracket and
splayed bay with C20 half-glazed double doors and casements below. 2 C20
casements, one of which is in the underbuilt jetty of the right crosswing.
First floor, 3 C20 casements. Early C19 half-glazed door, with C19 painted sign
over 'Licensed retailer of wines, spirits and beer. Dealer in tobacco' and
shallow hood on scrolled brackets. Exposed curved tension bracing on right
return wall, trenched outside studding. The hall has been raised approx. 1.5
metres in the cl7 to align with the roofs of the crosswings. The interior has a
doorway from hall to parlour with 3-centred arched head, exposed studding and
display bracing at both ends of hall, and a late C16 inserted floor, with
chamfered beams and chamfered joists of horizontal section. The left crosswing
has a complete crownpost roof, with cross-quadrate crownpost and 4-way rising
braces, the side braces lap-jointed to the rafters below the collar. The right
crosswing has a complete crownpost roof of different form, the 2 crownposts
chamfered to an octagonal section with step stops, each with 2 rising braces to
the collar-purlin and 2 down-braces to the tiebeam, the latter springing from
the crownpost well above the rising braces. Edge-halved and bridled scarfs in
wallplates of crosswings. RCHM 8. (The rear wing obliquely extending from the
right crosswing, formerly listed under the same serial number, is now listed
separately under serial number 8/145).
Listing NGR: TL6765030527
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Source: English Heritage
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