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Description: Highbarn Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 115974
OS Grid Reference: TL8009227785
OS Grid Coordinates: 580092, 227785
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9195, 0.6174
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TL 82 NW GREENSTEAD GREEN AND
5/135 Highbarn Hall
House. Early C14, C17 and later. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay hall facing NE, with contemporary service
crosswing to right and possible crosswing to left, now forming a continuous
rectangular range. Single-storey lean-to extension of painted brick at right
end. 2 axial stacks, that to the right being an insertion of c.1600 in the open
hall. 2 storeys with one lit attic. 2-window range of C18 3-light windows with
wrought iron casements and rectangular leading, those on the ground floor having
C18/19 wide boarded hinged shutters each with 3 heart-shaped perforations. Also
3 C20 casements on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Off-centre
6-panel door with C18 Tuscan porch with fluted pilasters and dentilled segmental
pediment and roof. Painted in the pediment is: M
C18 gambrel roof half-hipped at the left end, hipped at the right end, with one
C20 casement in a gabled dormer. On the left elevation 2 similar C18 windows
are arranged as 2-storey splayed bay. Floor inserted in hall c.1600 and
contemporary wide wood-burning hearth facing to left with substantial mantel
beam. At the right end of the hall 2 original service doorways remain, with
double ogee heads. Blocked unglazed window. Splayed scarf with undersquinted
abutments in wallplate. Numerous internal doors and cupboards of good C18
workmanship. Possibly RCHM 11, which was described as Simnel's Farm.
Listing NGR: TL8009227785
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Source: English Heritage
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