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Description: Avenue Farm House
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162674
OS Grid Reference: TL1870427029
OS Grid Coordinates: 518704, 227029
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9291, -0.2750
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ST IPPOLLITTS MAYDENCROFT LANE
TL 1827 (South side)
8/62 Avenue Farm House
Farmhouse. Late medieval N wing, E wing c.1700 (possibly an older wing
remodelled) with new entrance in E front. Timber frame brick cased, E
wing largely brick built in dark red brick with black headers and light
red brick dressings and arches. Steep old red tile roofs, E wing
half-hipped. Old 2-storeys N Wing, facing S, has large internal chimney
at junction of wings with gabled stair projection to N of it. Larger
stair tower added in angle with new or remodelled E-wing rather later. E
wing of 2 storeys and attics has central passage and 2 rooms to each
floor with rearwall chimneys projecting externally. Fine symmetrical E
front 5 windows wide with central entrance. 3 flat topped dormer windows
on steep roofslope. Widely projecting wooden modillioned eaves cornice.
Flush box sash windows with gauged flat arches with 6/6 panes on 1st
floor but 6/9 panes in taller ground floor windows. 3 moulded stone
steps with splayed iron hand rails to 6-panels divided door, upper
panels fielded, bottom panels flush beaded. Semi-circular fanlight with
radial fan in pilastered Doric doorcase with dentilled entablature and
triangular open pediment. Early C18 stair has awkward access to attic.
Panelled N room with original fireplace on ground floor off stone
floored entrance. Name refers to broad mature beech avenue extending to
E of house on axis of its E front. (Pevsner (1977)148: RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL1870427029
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Source: English Heritage
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