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Date Listed: 17 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 138626
OS Grid Reference: SU6935358382
OS Grid Coordinates: 469353, 158382
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3203, -1.0062
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In the entry for:-
SU 65 NE HARTLEY WESPALL HARTLEY WESPALL
The Grade shall be amended to II*
The entry shall be amended to read:-
SU65NE HARTLEY LANE
House. Circa late C14-early C15, partly rebuilt C16 and altered in C17 and C18.
Timber-framed with brick infill and partly rebuilt in English bond brick. Thatched roof with
gabled and half-hipped ends, the right end has higher roof level. Brick axial stack and large
battered C16/C17 gable-end stack. PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT: The Medieval house
comprised an unheated inner room on left, an open hall with spere truss and through passage
and with a service end on right. In the C16 the service end was rebuilt, the right of the two
bays might have been open to the roof originally and used as the kitchen, its large gable-end
stack added in circa late C16 or early C17; originally there was no internal access from the
through passage to the C16 service end. In circa early C17 a floor was inserted into the open
hall creating a chamber above with a dormer at the front and a stack built backing onto the
through passage and spere truss. In the C18 the walls of the high end of the house were
rebuilt in brick and the infill at the service end replaced in brick. In the C19 internal
partitions were inserted creating axial passages. EXTERIOR: 1 storey and attic, the right end
with higher eaves. Asymmetrical 4-window south west front. C19 1,2 and 3-light casements
with glazing bars, gabled dormer to left of centre with ogee bracket to cill. Plank door to
right of centre. At rear small casements, plank door and small C20 boarded outshut.
INTERIOR: Inner room has two unchamfered axial beams with mortices for partitions. Hall
has chamfered axial beams with hollow step stops and fireplace with similarly chamfered
lintel. Room to right of passage has large closely-spaced unchamfered joists supported on low
unchamfered bressumer. Smaller room on right has closely-spaced joists and partly blocked
gable-end fireplace. Chambers ceiled but roof structure and trusses are exposed; roof-space
accessible over passage. All four cruck-trusses at high end survive but with their feet cut off,
the west end cruck blades cut off below collar. Type-W crucks with arch-braces to the
collar, with infilled spandrels, forming 2-centred arches; the spere truss braces chamfered; the
principals terminated just above the collar with purlins clasped between the top of the
principal and the common rafter above; the common rafter couples are joined at the apex
by small yokes supporting a square-set ridgepiece; the truss on the right [low side] of the
passage was a closed partition, the sooted apex panel survives. The puffins, curved
wind-braces, common rafters and some of the battens are intact and over the hall and passage
the roof structure is heavily smoke-blackened. There is a narrow space between the passage
partition and the rebuilt service end which is of box-flame construction with cambered
tie-beams, collars, clasped purlins and curved wind-braces. SOURCE: RCHME report,
SU 65 NE HARTLEY WESPALL HARTLEY WESPALL
C17. Long block of one-storey and attic, continuing eastwards as a 2-storeyed unit.
Irregular fenestration. Thatched roof of 2 levels, the lower with a large dormer with
boarded gable. Massive tapered brick stack at the east end. Exposed frame to the east
section, and to the dormer apron, with painted brick infill and other walling.
Casements. Boarded door in solid frame.
Listing NGR: SU6936858377
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Source: English Heritage
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