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Description: 20, Swan Street
Date Listed: 18 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 138245
OS Grid Reference: SU5247358552
OS Grid Coordinates: 452473, 158552
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3237, -1.2483
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SU 5258 KINGSCLERE SWAN STREET
Late C14, C16, C18. A timber-framed 2-bay medieval hall, with a 2-bay cross-wing
(solar above buttery) at the north side and a bay to the south side (now modern). The
front (east) of the last date lies forward of the frame, with 2 storeys, 4 windows.
Tile roof, hipped with lowered eaves at each end, brick dentil eaves. Painted
brickwork in Flemish bond, cambered ground floor openings, cement plinth. Casements,
half-glazed door in a solid frame, with a moulded canopy on brckets. At the south
side, the ground-floor wallng has been replaced by a modern section on either side of
a garage entrance. Within, there is an almost complete and massive frame, the large
beam above the centre of the hall has fragmentary remains of wide moulded arch braces
and at the centre is a carved head; above it is an arch-braced collar; part of the
arched frame of a doorway to the buttery remains. A massive chimney-breast was
inserted at the time of making the first floor (of wide boards) within the hall. At
the rear is a cast iron Gothic casement to an upper floor, and a modern rear
Listing NGR: SU5247358552
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Source: English Heritage
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