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Description: Three Gables
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163151
OS Grid Reference: TL1457831498
OS Grid Coordinates: 514578, 231498
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9702, -0.3335
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PIRTON BURY END
TL 1431 (South side)
7/141 No. 2
- (Three Gables)
House. C15 or earlier open-hall house with contemporary storeyed,
jettied W crosswing, floor inserted in hall in early C17, E bay of hall
demolished and present E gable chimney built in C18, renovated with hall
range heightened to 2-storeys, central internal chimney built in
crosswing, and jetty underbuilt in early C19, thatch roof replaced by
slate in early C20, lower rear extension c.1970s. Timber frame on brick
sill, roughcast with steep pitched roof now slated, rear extension of
old red tile. A, 2-storeys, T-plan house facing N, with tall narrow W
crosswing and 1 1/2-storeys rear extension. N front has 2 windows to each
floor and door into hall range beside projecting gabled wing. 2- and
3-lights flush casement windows with small panes. Plank door with
moulded flat hood on shaped brackets. Exposed red brick plinth where
wing jetty has been underbuilt. Interior has exposed frame. Crosswing of
2 1/2-bays planned with one large room on each floor and stair in half-bay
at rear with original doorway on 1st floor. Crown-post roof with thin
plank-like 2-way bracing from square crown-post to collar-purlin (this
has an edge-halved bladed scarf joint). Heavy flat floor joints to
ground floor with jowled posts supporting jetty-beam. Open truss of hall
complete in E gable wall with chamfered arch-braces to cambered
tie-beam, rebated crown-post originally with 4-ways bracing, and
collar-couple. Paired convex curved tension braces at front wall.
Evidence for a 6-lights diamond mullioned hall window to front and rear.
Listing NGR: TL1457831498
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Source: English Heritage
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