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Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 159693
OS Grid Reference: TL2890726356
OS Grid Coordinates: 528907, 226356
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9208, -0.1269
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TL 2826 WALKERN HIGH STREET
7/12 No 70
24.11.66 (formerly listed as No 70)
House, sometime the Red Lion PH. Later Cl7 (cast iron fireback
with 'CR 1674'), timber framed rear wing later. Red brick in
Flemish bond with dark headers. Steep old red tile roofs.
Roughcast on S end and rear wing. A 2-storeys and attics, 2-
cell, end chimneys plan house facing E with catslide rear
outshuts flanking a gabled 3-storeys stair turret. 2-storeys, 3-
bay, rear wing built against rear facing N, partly blocking top
stair window. Symmetrical E front with high stucco plinth, floor
band, and moulded wooden eaves cornice with modillions grouped
2:5:2:4:2:5:2 over 3 upper openings. Internal gable chimneys and
gable parapets with moulded brick corbelled kneelers. 2 hipped
dormers on roof slope with eaves cornices and 2-light casement
windows. Flush box sash windows with 8/8 panes, 4 steps up to
central raised and fielded 6-panel door (top 2 glazed), with
heavy frame and Cl7 heavy shell hood carried on carved cantelever
brackets. Tall narrow recess on outer face of each chimney, near
top. Original 2-light mullioned leaded window at top of rear
stair below gable parapet on corbelled kneelers. Interior has a
closed-string stair with turned balusters and splat balustrade to
attic landing, heavy cross-beams, open fireplaces at S end, with
swept rear corners, at N end of ground floor large open fireplace
with seats, niches, iron fireback and timber-framed
chimneybreast. Rectangular fireplace to chamber over, with bar
and ogee stops to chamfered ceiling cross-beam. Later kitchen
with chimney in NW rear outshut. Rear wing with low ground floor
partly below ground, W gable chimney, and lofty upper room said
to have been sometime a library and meeting room appears to be a
3-bay Cl7 barn rebuilt here in C18. Timbering exposed inside
with jowled posts, 3-bay clasped-purlin roof with inclined queen-
struts to collars.
Listing NGR: TL2890726356
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