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Description: Birdsend Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 125786
OS Grid Reference: SO7578121169
OS Grid Coordinates: 375781, 221169
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8885, -2.3533
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SO 72 SE TIBBERTON -
8/250 Birdsend Farmhouse
Farmhouse; C17, third quarter C19 for Price estate; Flemish bond
brickwork, blue quoins and dressings; brick-nogged timber framing
on rendered plinth, squared coursed lias rubble to chimney base;
tiled roof. Two gables to road, 2 rooms deep: 2 storeys and
attics. Main entrance left return. Face to road: 2 gables;
all windows except bays stone sills, low pointed blue brick-on-end
heads with keystones. Chamfered blue brick top to plinth; canted
single-storey hipped bay on left, 2-light mullion and transom with
stone sill. Slight; set back to right gable: single-light window
on left, canted single-storey hipped bay to right with pair of
French doors up one step. Above flush string course, 2 courses of
blue bricks with 2 red between: 2-light casement window to left
gable, 2 similar to right, set a little lower. Similar string
above, at eaves level: single-light window with single blue band
over in each gable, wide verge. Right gable lower than left,
brick chimney in valley. Four bands of club tiles to left roof.
Right return, plain brick section on left, plinth and string as
front: projecting stone chimney base to right, rises to eaves, 3
diamond-set brick flues above. Right half wall timber-framed:
single panel high to ground floor, 2-light mullion and transom
window on left, 2-light casement on right, both C19. First floor
2-panel high framing, long, straight braces main posts to
bressumer, 2-light casement; shallow panel above to eaves.
Crested ridge tiles. On back left gable fully timber-framed:
ground floor covered by lean-to: long straight braces corner posts
to bressumer first floor, 4-light casement: shallow panels above
between bressumer and tie beam, angle braces corner posts to
tie-beam. Collar truss above, casement window, "V" struts in
apex, plain bargeboards.
Interior: wall between left and right halves of house below valley
gutter timber framed throughout. Large chamfer to ground-floor
ceiling beams. First floor 1 scratch-moulded door, H hinges, one
boarded with original C17 hinges arid latch. Cut tie-beam trusses
between 2 bays in roof (timber-framed half of house), half truss
with collars only in centre each bay, 2 pairs purlins, ridge detail
hidden by ceiling. Cellar below rear of timber-framed part.
Remains of probable moat to east. Large part of 2-bay timber-
framed house (or wing thereof) survives in C19 rebuild or
Listing NGR: SO7578121169
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