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Description: Owls Hill House
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115494
OS Grid Reference: TL7697315077
OS Grid Coordinates: 576973, 215077
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8063, 0.5656
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TL 7615 TERLING OWL'S HILL
8/146 Owl's Hill House
House. Late C14, altered in late C16, C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles and slate. 2-bay hall facing NE, with late
C16 stack in left bay against rear wall. Storeyed service bay to left, 2-bay
parlour/solar crosswing to right. C20 single-storey lean-to extensions to rear,
roofed with corrugated asbestos. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 2 C20 casements, one
early C19 sash of 9 lights, one splayed bay of 4-16-4 lights. First floor, 3
early C19 sashes of 9 lights. C20 door in gabled porch. Crosswing is jettied
to front, with 2 plain brackets. Front half of roof raised approx. one metre,
of low pitch and slated, remainder of normal pitch and tiled. Crosswing hipped
at rear. Stack has ovolo-moulded cornice and rebuilt concertina shafts. Jowled
posts. The hall has one complete service doorway with 2-centred arch of 2 durns
with quadrant moulding, and part of the adjacent doorway, blocked. Wide
wood-burning hearth with ogee-moulded mantel beam, the moulding mitred to turn
downwards at the ends, re-used from a timber-framed chimney; brickwork repaired
at back and left. Bread oven, with introduced iron door. Inserted floor with
chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops and plain joists of vertical
section, early C17. Edge-halved and bridled scarfs in both wallplates. The
crosswing has a chamfered binding beam with mortices for former arched braces,
and shutter groove for unglazed window at the front. Cambered tiebeam. Central
tiebeam of hall missing, front rafters present but severed for raised front
wall. Both roofs are heavily smoke-blackened, with smoke vent at rear of
crosswing; some original wattle and daub in main roof between hall and service
bay. Both roofs have trenched collars, with no evidence of collar-purlins or
crownposts. This house retains a number of early features, the service doorway
being of unusual interest. RCHM 15.
Listing NGR: TL7697315077
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Source: English Heritage
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