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Description: The Brook House
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 147831
OS Grid Reference: SO9449058389
OS Grid Coordinates: 394490, 258389
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2237, -2.0821
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HIMBLETON CP HIMBLETON
SO 95 NW
6/155 (19/5) The Brook House
(formerly listed as
29.12.52 Himbleton House)
Farmhouse, now house. Late C16 with mid-C19 alterations; restored 1933.
Timber-framed with painted brick and rendered infill on lias limestone
rubble base; plain tiled roofs. Originally a hall and cross-wing plan;
hall of two framed bays aligned north/south with external sandstone ashlar
chimney at rear having a chamfered plinth and a pair of star-shaped stacks
to its south elevation; this was enclosed in 1933 by the addition of two
further framed bays continuing the main roof ridge with a gable-end external
chimney similar to the hall chimney; large gables were added to front and
rear of the original hall and the addition to flank the now centrally-
positioned cross-wing. Two storeys and attic with decorated bargeboards.
Framing: four panels from sill to wall-plate, short straight braces across
upper corners and collar and tie-beam trusses with two collars, close-set
studding to lower collar, two struts above and concave V-strut in apex;
cross-wing attic storey is jettied to west on richly carved consoles.
West elevation: wood-mullioned windows with leaded casements throughout;
original hall has two ground- and first-floor 4-light windows and a first-
floor 3-light window; cross-wing gable end has a 3-light and a 4-light
window on both floors and the addition to right has a 4-light and a 5-light
ground-floor window, three 2-light and one 3-light first-floor windows.
Main entrance in timber-framed gabled porch adjoining at outshut to the
rear of the north bay; entrance has moulded architrave, flanking carved Ionic
half-columns and a C17 door. Interior: original part noted as having stop-
chamfered main beams, panelled ground-floor rooms incorporating some C17
work and a staircase with turned balusters. C19 and C20 rear additions
include ogee-arched doorway, possibly late medieval in origin. Lead rain-
water goods have cable mouldings and are dated 1760. (VCH 3 (ii), p 391).
Listing NGR: SO9449058389
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Source: English Heritage
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