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Description: Adbury Farmhouse
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 138016
OS Grid Reference: SU4881662465
OS Grid Coordinates: 448816, 162465
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3592, -1.3003
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SU 46 SE BURGHCLERE ADBURY
C16, C17, C18, mid C19. Originally a medieval hall with a 2-storeyed cross wing at
the south end, with a timber frame surviving in part, altered in the C17 by the
insertion of a massive chimney and by the construction of a staircase (to a new 1st
floor), extended (or replaced) at the north end in the C18, and considerably refaced
at the last period. The front (south east) has 2 storeys and attic, 1.4 windows.
Tile roofing, 3 gables; a stack with rectangular base with a moulded brick cornice,
surmounted by 3 flues (the outer set diagonally) with brick cornices and bands. Red
brick walling, mostly in Flemish bonds with blue headers, but with some lower sections
in old English bond, slightly cambered openings, stone cills. Sashes. C18 6-panelled
door (2 top glazed) in a solid frame, with a plain modern canopy; a lead fire
insurance sign (No 34386). The rear elevation is irregular, with a projecting
staircase wing; some old sashes in exposed frames and modern casements. Within,
there is a fine Jacobean staircase, with massive hand rails on twisted supports and ball
finials; a doorway with bolection mouldings, a C18 fireplace on the 1st floor, a
niche-shaped cupboard, some C17 and C18 doors, and moulded beams.
Listing NGR: SU4871263305
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Source: English Heritage
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