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Description: Kings Farm
Little Stocks Farm
Date Listed: 30 October 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 146700
OS Grid Reference: SU6134520118
OS Grid Coordinates: 461345, 120118
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9772, -1.1276
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The following building shall be added to the list:
SU 62 SW MEONSTOKE HIGH STREET
4/40 Little Stocks Farm
and Kings Farm
House, now 2. Early C18 with C19 and C20 additions and alterations. Red
brick with some blue headers in Flemish bond variant (3 stretchers to 1
header); right return tile hung. 2 storeys with attic and cellar. 4-bay
central lobby-entry plan with rear outshut and C20 rear additions. Roadside
elevation: tall plinth, stepped on right. Brick steps below blocked central
doorway with later 3-pane window. Two 3-light windows to right on each
floor; on left, windows of 4 and 3 lights to ground floor, 2 and 3 lights
above; windows all small-pane wooden casements. On ground floor, left-hand
window has concrete lintel, the other openings segmental brick arches with
decoratively-used blue headers. Hipped roof with large central stack, rebuilt
c.1980, and external end stacks with offsets, that on left C19, that on
right C18 with top rebuilt c.1980. On right, angle with stack infilled
by lean-to having board door with old hinges and c.1980 weather-boarding
to gable. Rear: roof comes down low over outshut. Mid-C20 lean-to on right
and c.1980 tall addition on left are not of special interest. Left return:
on left of stack an inserted door (to Little Stocks Farm) with bracketed
pitched hood, and a small segmental header-brick arched window to its right;
mid-C20 single-storey addition on left of stack, not of special interest,
has small 6-pane casement above. Right return on right of stack board
door (to Kings Farm) in pent porch with c.1960 window to right and above.
Interior: old board doors with strap-hinges and H-hinges. Central stack
has back-to-back fireplaces, that in King Farm being large, elliptical-arched,
with inner corners curved and bread-oven on right (opening onto outshut);
similar smaller fireplace in right-hand room, the partition walls between
right-hand rooms taken down and now partly rebuilt (1980s). At division
between left-hand bays is a chamfered cross-beam with lambs tongue stop.
Kings Farm has cellar with brick steps and floor and arched wall recesses;
also, in outshut, a fine dog-leg stair with closed-string, turned balusters,
square newel posts the lowermost one with ball finial, and moulded handrail.
On 1st floor right-hand room has C19 iron grate in C18 corniced wooden archi-
trave. Roof has collared principal rafter roof trusses, staggered butt
purlins, and old bridle-jointed rafters (no ridge piece).
Listing NGR: SU6134520115
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Source: English Heritage
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