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Description: Martin's Croft
Date Listed: 22 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 155361
OS Grid Reference: SO4429439066
OS Grid Coordinates: 344294, 239066
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0472, -2.8137
EATON BISHOP CP -
SO 43 NW
House. Early C18 with earlier origins. Brick with Welsh slate roof and
brick stacks. Rectangular plan aligned east/west. Cellar and three storeys.
North elevation has five windows, glazing bar sashes with cambered heads,
except for late C19 central porch with six-panelled pine front door. Plat
band between storeys. Dentilled brick eaves cornice. Two late C20 roof
lights. One storey extension to right. Interior has three-flight late
C19 pine newel staircase with turned balusters and carved newels. Three
marble fireplaces, all mid-C19 and one c1900 fireplace with foliated designs
on tiles in Art Nouveau style. Bathroom has late C19 Unitas water-closet
with enriched bowl. Rear projecting first floor room has moulded C18 plaster
ceiling consisting of an oval panel surrounded by four bird motifs. Hall has
six-panelled C18 doors to rooms adjoining. Kitchen has elaborate late C19
cast iron range. Its roof has a pegged king-post truss. Main roof has close-
studded partition within and above main ties for former servants' quarters.
In this roof space the trusses have interrupted collars supported by angle
struts. Martin's Croft was formerly the Rectory. (BoE, p 175/6).
Listing NGR: SO4428839073
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