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Description: 5, Cross Street
Date Listed: 10 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165100
OS Grid Reference: SE7725113118
OS Grid Coordinates: 477251, 413118
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6089, -0.8339
SE 7613-7713 CROWLE CROSS STREET
16/44 No 5
House. Early C19 with later alterations. Brown brick in Flemish bond,
rendered below ground-floor sill level. Pantile roof. L-shaped on plan:
double-depth range with 2-room central entrance-hall south front and lower
kitchen wing to rear right. 3 storeys, 2 first-floor windows; symmetrical.
Unusual doorcase has twisted fluted half-columns with capitals hung with
guttae, reeded brackets carrying dosserets hung with guttae and bearing
relief star ornament, pulvinated frieze with fluted twist moulding, moulded
cornice and hood; round-headed opening with carved fan motif to spandrels,
and 6-panel door (4 fielded panels above 2 beaded panels) beneath moulded
lintel and radial fanlight in fielded-and-beaded-panel reveal. Pair of late
C19 - early C20 inserted ground-floor 4-light casements with sills and
stucco cambered arches. Original 16-pane first-floor sashes in flush wooden
architraves with ashlar sills, beneath ashlar wedge lintels with carved
foliate motif to raised keys. Low second floor with 8-pane sashes in
similar surrounds. Plain wooden eaves board. Hipped roof. Corniced side
wall stacks, that to left rendered. Interior. Entrance hall has ribbed
frieze to ceiling with rosettes to corners, round-headed arch to stairhall
with ribbed archivolt and pilastered reveal with star ornament to capitals.
Stairhall has open-well cantilevered staircase with ramped and wreathed
handrail, slender column-on-vase balusters and newel posts with square
knops, profiled cheek-pieces; upper hall with basket-arched opening with
archivolt and ribbed pilasters, ceiling with ribbed frieze and central
roundel. Ground-floor front left room has foliate frieze to moulded ceiling
cornice, and ribbed frieze to ceiling with pendant ball ornament to corners;
original wooden chimney-piece with pilasters and frieze bearing bold cable
mouldings with bulb finials, flanked by basket-arched alcoves with ribbed
pilasters bearing star ornament. 6-fielded-panel doors throughout, those to
main rooms on each floor in ribbed architraves with star-decorated panels.
The distinctive decorative motifs used here are similar to those at The Old
Rectory, High Street, Belton (qv), and at 64 High Street and 1-3 Market
Place, Crowle (qv).
Listing NGR: SE7725113118
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Source: English Heritage
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