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Description: The Countryman Public House (Opposite Chipping Hall)
Date Listed: 13 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 160266
OS Grid Reference: TL3557431970
OS Grid Coordinates: 535574, 231970
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9697, -0.0279
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TL 33 SE BUCKLAND HIGH ROAD (A10)
1/45 The Countryman PH
- (opposite Chipping Hall)
House, now a PH. C16 or early C17, mid/late C17 interior chimney and
inserted floor in middle part, S part rebuilt in early C18 (probably
when sold in 1719 as the Red Lion PH to Mr. Beale), N part rebuilt in
C18, W and S sides of building cased in brick and gable added to N part
probably when adjoining cottages cleared in 1913. Name changed in later
C20. Timber frame roughcast but W front and S end cased in painted
brick. Steep pitched roof with rear outshut, thatched in Buckler dwg of
1841 (HRO) but now slated. Gabled tiled porch. A 2-storeys, 3-cells,
internal chimney plan house facing W with shorter rear outshut, chimney
a third from S end, and higher floor levels in N part with C19 external
gable chimney. 2-bay middle part entered next N end, with back to back
fireplaces in stack. 3 windows W front has paired recessed Gd floor sash
windows joined under segmental arches, and 2-light casement windows
over, all with small panes. Glazed gabled porch with high brick sill.
Single-storey flat-roofed small block against N gable. Interior has
exposed timbers, with jowled posts, cut away curved braces on 1st floor,
straight tension braces in rear wall, chamfered axial beams and squared
joists on ground floor, heavy studs of partition wall with sill-plate in
middle part and later cross-beam on higher N part. Good, chamfered,
3-centred arched late C17 red brick fireplace to upper room at S end.
Lintel to open fireplace to bar said to have been inscribed '1743' but
now recently carved with date 1663 in relief. (Branch Johnson (1962) 46).
Listing NGR: TL3557431970
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Source: English Heritage
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