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Description: Farmhouse at Little Heath Farm
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 157987
OS Grid Reference: TL0187508275
OS Grid Coordinates: 501875, 208275
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7639, -0.5252
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TL 00 NW NETTLEDEN WITH LITTLE HEATH LANE
POTTEN END (East side)
5/206 Farmhouse at
30.11.66 Little Heath Farm
(formerly listed as Little
Heath Small Farmhouse, Potten End)
Farmhouse. C17 or earlier, brick cased, roof and chimney altered and
rear wing built mid/later C19 for Lord Brownlow's Estate. Timber frame
exposed on rear wall and inside, C18 red brick infill, plum brick casing
with blue headers in chequer pattern, and steep old red tile roofs. A
2-storeys house of 3 structural bays facing W with 1½ storeys brick rear
wing containing entrance and staircase at W end. W front has plinth, 3
mullioned 3-light casement windows to each floor, segmental arches over
ground floor windows, and blocked door opposite internal chimney a
third from the S end. Lean-to C19 extension against S end continued
along rear wall as far as rear wing. Similar oak mullioned casement
windows with divided casements and stop-chamfered mullions in all parts
of house. Fine C19 closed string oak staircase with ball on newel and
turned balusters in Jacobean style. Exposed timber framework shows a
full-height framed partition between narrow original N service bay and
the other 2 rooms. Axial beam in middle bay. Paired chamfered axial oak
beams and squared joints in S room. Signs of opposed doorways in middle
bay as if for cross-passage against partition closing off N bay.
Weathered timbers in former rear wall by staircase and exposed framing
in walls of ground floor and 1st floor. Straight braces to tie beam and
wallplate. Probably an original clasped-purlin roof, largely
reconstructed with several old rafters. Domed brick bread oven with iron
door in rear wing, with copper on opposite side of gable chimney
fireplace. Heads of jowled posts let into tie-beam so that chamfers on
each can be mitred at junction.
Listing NGR: TL0187508275
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