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Description: Bridgefoot House (South Side of Junction with the Forebury)
Date Listed: 6 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 160875
OS Grid Reference: TL4882014956
OS Grid Coordinates: 548820, 214956
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8134, 0.1575
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(S side of junction
TL 488 149:6/1 6.6.52 with The Forebury)
C16 or early C17,L-shaped brick house extensively rebuilt in late C17.
Date '1569' said to be carved on timber uncovered in renovations. Red
brick of 2 periods, old red tile roof, hipped at angle but gabled to W and
S. Entrance front on E. 2 storeys and attics. Old red brickwork in
English bond up to Gd floor cill level on rear walls of both N and E
ranges and across S gable. Flemish bond fine red brickwork above and to
fronts. S gable has,half buried in it, a very large old red brick chimney
stack in English bond with 2 splayed offsets surmounted by 2 diagonal
shafts. The later roof and gable brickwork run halfway up these shafts.
As remodelled, the E and N fronts have a plinth, a projecting brick band
at floor level and plaster coved eaves. 3 windows to each front. Hipped
dormers with wood mullioned 2 light windows with diamond leaded attics.
Windows below, mullioned and transomed with rectangular leaded glazing and
iron casements. Central 2 light cross window flanked by 3 light windows.
Door on E, C19, 4 panel, 2 glazed in heavy older frame with architrave
moulding surmounted by a box hood. Staircase with newels, turned balusters
and panelled string in oak. Dado panelling said to have been sold at
Christies. An interesting late C17 house with remains of its predecessor.
Important in views of bridge approaches.
Listing NGR: TL4882014956
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Source: English Heritage
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