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Description: Curlews Farmhouse
Date Listed: 10 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165093
OS Grid Reference: SE7846710851
OS Grid Coordinates: 478467, 410851
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5884, -0.8161
SE 71 SE CROWLE A 161
(east side, off)
3/38 Curlews Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C19 with alterations and additions of 1970s. Yellow
brick, finely jointed in Flemish bond, with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate
roof. Additions in similar style and materials. Original section
approximately square on plan, with 2-room, central entrance-hall south front
and 2-room west garden front; additions to north and east. 2 storeys.
Stone step from former verandah on south and west fronts. Plinth band.
South front: 6 bays: 4-bay original section with 3-bay symmetrical entrance
front to left. Entrance to second bay has 2 steps with moulded nosings to
half-glazed panelled door with margin lights beneath moulded lintel, plain
overlight and ashlar lintel in splayed brick reveal and surround with brick
pilasters and dosserets with moulded cornice and blocking course. Original
slightly recessed 12-pane sashes, one to left, 2 to right, with sills and
wedge lintels; 2 similar C20 windows to right extension. Painted first-
floor band with projecting section forming blocking course above entrance.
First floor has 3 original 12-pane sashes to left, narrow sash to right with
margin lights, pair of C20 sashes to right extension. First 3 bays have C19
wooden louvred window shutters, those to ground floor with ramped tops.
Corniced wood gutter. Double span hipped roof. Ridge stack with twin
shafts, ashlar plinths, cornices and blocking courses, square pots; similar
4-shafted ridge stack to left return and twin-shafted stack to rear. Left
return forms 2-bay west garden front: pair of full-length ground-floor 12-
pane sashes beneath wedge lintels in raised surrounds with ashlar
entablatures, raised sections of the first-floor band forming blocking
courses. 12-pane first-floor sashes similar to south front. All windows to
west front with louvred shutters. Hipped roof. Single-storey single-window
C20 addition to left with similar sash beneath hipped roof. Interior.
Entrance hall has elliptical-arched opening to stairhall with pilasters,
archivolt and panelled soffit. Good open-well cantilevered staircase with
wreathed grip handrail, profiled cheek-pieces and cast-iron balustrade of
wavy foliate balusters and foliate drop-shaped newel post. South-west room
has grey marble chimney-piece with acanthus leaf consoles. North-west room
has elliptical-arched alcove with pilasters and archivolt. Plasterwork
includes ornate moulded and coved cornices, foliate friezes and centre-
pieces to main west rooms and lower hall, panelled ceiling to upper hall,
moulded cornices to study and first-floor bedrooms. Panelled doors in
architraves throughout. House formerly had a tented verandah to south and
Listing NGR: SE7846710851
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Source: English Heritage
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