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Description: Brickhouse Farm House Along Drive 140 Metres from Road
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159956
OS Grid Reference: TL4210311799
OS Grid Coordinates: 542103, 211799
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7868, 0.0588
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TL 41 SW HUNSDON EASTWICK ROAD
2/14 Brickhouse Farm house
along drive 140 metres
- from road
House. Early C17 brick house lying N-S with steep old red tile
gabled roofs. S cross wing rebuilt in brick in early C18 and
C18/early Cl9. W service extension now part of house. T-plan
house with a high basement, 2 storeys and attics. Entrance now
up 6 steps on S into outer side wall of cross wing. Entrance
into N bay of hall range blocked in 1957 when modern stair and
new access were built in the angles with the cross wing. Large
C17 central chimney at junction of wings with 3 conjoined diamond
flues set on rectangular base E-W. Large open fireplace on
Ground floor serves hall range only. External gable chimneys to
cross wing (E chimney rebuilt: W chimey enclosed by C19
extension and removed below attic level). S front on both floors
has 3 flush box sash windows with 8/8 panes and gauged brick flat
arches. Dripboards on brackets over lower windows. Modern front
door up 6 steps with moulded doorcase and flat hood. Concrete
lintels to 2 basement windows. N gable of hall range has had a
wide horizontal window to Ground floor and lst floor showing it
was originally of 2 storeys. Similar 3-light mullioned window to
basement remains with chamfered wooden frame. Attic window in
each gable, Small C19 sash window. 2-bay cross wing has re-used
chamfered C17 beams, and early C18 HL hinges and leaded borrowed
lights on 1st floor. C17 roof structure remains over hall range.
This unusually early brick house may have originated as a lodge
to Lord Carey's hunting park at Hunsdon or as the keeper's house
for that part called Jaggers Park (HLHS (1979) 11). On the Tithe
-ward of 1842, it is named 'Brick or Roan Farm'. A C17 early
brick house of special architectural interest with early C18
cross wing. On a prominent hillside site forming a group with
its farm buildings.
Listing NGR: TL4210311799
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Source: English Heritage
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