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Description: Martin Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 21 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 147912
OS Grid Reference: SO8825160201
OS Grid Coordinates: 388251, 260201
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2399, -2.1735
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SO 86 SE MARTIN HUSSINGTREE CP DRURY LANE (south side)
4/17 Martin Hall Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. C16 with mid-C18 and late C19 alterations and additions.
Timber-framed, with painted brick infill, brick replacement walling, refacing
and additions, plain tiled roofs, brick chimney to main ridge with 4, clustered
diagonal shafts, also 2 brick stacks to left side elevation and rear. Hall and
cross-wing plan; hall on north/south axis with through-passage, and cross-wing
at south gable end with large chimney at junction; both parts of 2 framed bays.
Two storeys, attic and cellar beneath cross-wing; dentilled eaves cornice.
Framing: hall range is jettied at rear, possibly the original front elevation,
with close-set vertical studding at ground and first floor levels and chamfered
brackets. Close-set vertical studding continues around left side elevation.
Right gable end has 4 square panels from sill to wall-plate, straight braces
in lower corners, also slightly curved braces in lower corners at first floor
level; collar and tie-beam truss with queen struts in gable. Front elevation:
refaced with brick in late C19; main part has a ground floor 4-light and 2-light
casement, both with cambered heads, and a 2-light and 3-light first floor case-
ment; between the two ground floor windows, at the right end of the left bay
is the main entrance, having a doorcase with open pediment and dentilled cornice
on moulded brackets and with a plank and battened door; the cross-wing gable
end has a ground and first floor 3-light casement with cambered head; a narrow
part-glazed door has been inserted in the central light of the ground floor
window. Interior: roof above hall part has single row of trenched purlins,
elbowed wind-braces and an intermediate interrupted tie-beam truss; roof above
cross-wing has 2 rows of trenched purlins, straight wind-braces and raking
strut trusses. The front, ground floor room of the cross-wing has a cross-
beamed ceiling. Main beams are stop chamfered. Mid-Cl7 open well staircase
with spiral balusters and moulded handrail to rear cross-wing. Late C19 rear
extensions, including a dairy wing, now conceal rear jetty.
Listing NGR: SO8825160201
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Source: English Heritage
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