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Description: Houbridge Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120279
OS Grid Reference: TM1746326887
OS Grid Coordinates: 617463, 226887
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8981, 1.1594
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GREAT OAKLEY STONES GREEN ROAD
TM 12 NE (north side)
3/37 Houbridge Hall
House. C16, altered in C18 and C19. Partly timber framed, clad with painted
brick and plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles, and partly of gault
brick in Flemish bond, roofed with slate. 2-bay range facing SE, with axial
stack at left end. 3-bay crosswing to right extending forwards, and
single-storey extension beyond, roofed with red clay pantiles. Early C19
crosswing to left (possibly incorporating an earlier and smaller crosswing),
with 3 internal stacks against the outside walls, irregularly arranged. Early
C19 extension in rear angle, with hipped roof of tiles. 2 storeys. The left
crosswing is faced with gault brick. The entrance elevation of the left
crosswing has an early C19 sash of 16 lights on each floor, with cast iron
lintels and handmade glass, 2 similar dummy windows of painted plaster (in front
of a stack), and on the first floor a blocked central sash with semi-circular
head and moulded label on scrolled brackets. 6-panel door with plain overlight
and simple portico. The left return has on the ground floor 2 French windows
and 2 sashes of 12 lights, and on the first floor 2 similar sashes and 2
tripartite sashes of 4-12-4 lights, all with cast iron lintels, and some crown
glass. The lintels have honeysuckle and other ornament, and are on scrolled
brackets, datable to the 1840s. Plain string course below the first-floor
windows, and parapet with moulded cornice. Hipped roof of low pitch, of slate.
The main range has jowled posts, chamfered binding beam and chamfered joists of
horizontal section, all with step stops. Over the blocked large wood-burning
hearth is a cogged spit mechanism, a rare feature. Between this range and the
rear elevation is an early C19 window of 18 fixed lights, with handmade glass.
The roof is of clasped purlin construction.
Listing NGR: TM1746326887
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Source: English Heritage
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