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Description: Papermill Farmhouse
Date Listed: 7 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 134881
OS Grid Reference: SP0714732375
OS Grid Coordinates: 407147, 232375
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9898, -1.8973
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13/95 Papermill Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C13, C17, C18, C19. Coursed, squared stone, stone
slates. Hall and cross-wing, with further wing off rear of cross-
wing on left, 2 and 2 1/2 storeys; single storey infill on left of
cross wing. Entrance front: buttress to right end hall wing; 3-
light casement window, gabled, single-storey porch in angle with
cross wing, fully-glazed double doors, stone lintel. Above,
blocked window, 3-light casement, iron-opening lights. Parapet
gable right end, ashlar chimney on ridge, cyma-moulded cap. Cross-
wing: porch partly covers blocked doorway, right return: 3-light
casement, in gable wall; 2-light casement at half-level on right,
similar above on left, all cambered stone arches. Lean-to against
left return. Lean-to dormer right return. Chimney from eaves left
return, and on ridge behind.
Interior: rear room cross wing chamfered main beam in ceiling,
exposed joists with slight chamfer. Spiral timber stair front
right corner. Tie-beam and collar trusses, 2 pairs purlins. Hall
wing: wide fireplace with timber lintel right end, rear left
arched doorway to former spiral staircase. Roof to hall range 2
trusses, set half-bay in from each end, tie-beam, king post,
principals curved at top, strut to post. One pair purlins
supported on block tenoned to principal rafter and parallel
principal above, stopping just above purlin. Straight braces from
strut to purlin each way. Most rafters renewed, ashlar pieces
survive on entrance side; all original timber heavily smoke
blackened. Hall wing floored over at some period: cross wing
rebuilt late C17 or early C18, windows altered C19. Truss very
unusual C13 survival, only 2 similar known, both in Chichester.
(J. Munby, M. Sparks, T. Tatton-Brown in Medieval Archaeology,
Listing NGR: SP0714732375
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