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Description: Town House (Ashwell Museum)
Date Listed: 19 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 162197
OS Grid Reference: TL2668739681
OS Grid Coordinates: 526687, 239681
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0411, -0.1543
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TL 2639 ASHWELL SWAN STREET
8/66 Town House
9.6.52 (Ashwell Museum)
House, now museum. Built c.1500, extended at rear early-mid C19.
Restored C20. Exposed timber frame with plaster infill. Plain tile gable
end roof. 2 storeys, the upper floor jettied on bull-nose joists and
curved brackets. Close-set wide studs. Door on right with 4-centre head.
Left of this a pair of casements with renewed arches and mullions. Upper
floor has 2 4-light casements with hollow-carved mullions and square
leading. E elevation with 1 similar window on ground and first floor. To
left of these is a wide C18-19 external chimney stack. Rear section is
plastered brick. 3-light Yorkshire casement to upper floor, S side. On W
side are single 2-light Yorkshire casements at rear; 2 ground floor
mullioned windows at front. Internally the museum shows a crown post
roof. Open fireplace. (Scheduled Ancient Monument). (RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL2668739681
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Source: English Heritage
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