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Description: The Old Gate House
Date Listed: 16 July 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 117435
OS Grid Reference: TL8417901970
OS Grid Coordinates: 584179, 201970
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6863, 0.6630
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PURLEIGH PURLEIGH STREET
TL 80 SW
The Old Gate House
House. C18, extended in early C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Comprises an C18 small house of 2 bays facing NW, with
an axial stack at the left end, of one storey with attics, and a larger early
C19 extension at the left end, of L-plan, each wing of 2 bays, with an external
stack at the end of the rear wing, of 2 storeys. Later C19 stair tower in rear
angle. Late C19 single-storey ancillary building with slate roof extending to
E. NW elevation of original house, one C19 casement on the ground floor and 2
C20 casements in flat-roofed dormers. Plain boarded door. Gambrel roof. NW
elevation of early C19 part, ground floor, original bow shop window of 35 lights
with fascia and moulded cornice, with some handmade glass, and one original
4-light casement window with rectangular leading, the wrought iron casement
replaced by a wooden casement. First floor, one original 3-light casement
window, the casement similarly replaced. Original door with 3 arched lights,
the glass replaced by plywood, with shallow canopy on scrolled brackets. NE
elevation, ground floor, 2 C20 casements. First floor, 2 original 3-light
casements, much altered. Central original half-glazed door in simple doorcase
with shallow canopy on profiled brackets. The interior has chamfered beams with
elongated lamb's tongue stops (some boxed in), plain joists of vertical section,
primary straight bracing, a large wood-burning hearth facing SW, some original
internal doors, and 2 recessed cupboards, one with semi-circular back and one
with a straight back. The bow shop window is of exceptional quality.
Listing NGR: TL8417901970
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Source: English Heritage
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