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Description: Gatehouse Farmhouse
Date Listed: 20 October 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 122613
OS Grid Reference: TL6944222577
OS Grid Coordinates: 569442, 222577
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8760, 0.4601
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TL 62 SE FELSTED GRANSMORE GREEN
4/163 Gatehouse Farmhouse
House. C1300 2 bay hall and 2 storey crosswing. Formerly jettied to east.
Mixed clay tile roofs with gabled dormer. C20 casement windows. C16 red brick
chimney stack, rebuilt at top. Crosswing was former service wing and retains
crown post roof and 1 service door with oak 4 centred head. Some original
sooted rafters to hall remain. Original first floor stair well and joists
fitted by means of soffit tenons (introduced at Winchester Cathedral by Lyngwode
A.D. 1307-9). Hall was spanned by a low tie beam mounting 2 Queen posts (which
survive complete). These are hollow octagonal with water holding bases and
capitals with half rolls and frontal fillets. Date of moulding by comparison
(Forrester: Medieval Gothic Mouldings) between c1220-c1230 at St. Alban's
Cathedral West Nave piers and c1250 at Navestock Church, Essex. S. arcade, also
of timber. Origin of house probably monastic. Design of Queen post roof is
without parallel for so early a date. RCHM 9
Listing NGR: TL6944222577
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