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Description: Old Palace Lodge
Date Listed: 29 May 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 140773
OS Grid Reference: SU3609430882
OS Grid Coordinates: 436094, 130882
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0761, -1.4862
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KINGS SOMBORNE OLD PALACE FARM
15/5 Old Palace Lodge and Palace
Farmhouse (formerly listed
as the Old Palace)
Farmhouse now 2 dwellings. C16 core, refronted C17 and C18, altered C19
remodelled 1965, on site of John of Gaunt's Palace. Flint with brick dressings
and brick, old plain tile roof. C16 L-shaped building of 5 bay front with 2 bay
wing to rear on left, wing originally extended further and front extended to
right, (wing bays are wider suggesting greater importance), to right of centre bay
C18 wing added and to right end C20 outshot garage. All 2 storey. Front has
to left 2 bays and along wing plinth with moulded brick offset. C20 door in 2nd
bay from left, 3-light casement to centre and 2 2-light casements in left bay.
Over left bays 3-light casement with head in hipped dormer and 2-light casement
in centre bay. Projecting C18 wing has C20 french doors and windows. To right
corner C20 pent-roofed porch with casement beside and C20 2 and 3-light casement
above. Roof hipped with large right of centre ridge stack and stack on right hip.
Inside remains of C16 roof, possibly originally on a timber-frame structure.
Queen post roof with 3 posts and curved windbraces although only one nearly
complete truss remains, and parts of an interesting truss across the diagonal of
the corner survive. 2 C16 stone windows which were in building pre-1965 survive
in pieces in garden. Possibly part of outbuildings of palace.
Listing NGR: SP3825932606
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Source: English Heritage
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