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Description: Numbers 24 and 26 and Range Adjoining to North
Date Listed: 10 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165210
OS Grid Reference: SE8073700166
OS Grid Coordinates: 480737, 400166
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4920, -0.7845
SE 8000-8100 OWSTON FERRY STATION ROAD
(west side, off)
21/146 Nos 24 and 26 and range
adjoining to north
Wrongly marked as Nos 14-18 on Ordnance Survey map. Houses and former
storehouses. Main south range (Nos 24-26) probably mid-late C18 with
earlier origins to lower section; north range of C18 origins, altered in
C19. South range has rubble walls encased in brick in Flemish bond to first
2 storeys, with brick upper storeys in English garden wall bond; north range
of brick. Pantile roofs throughout . Plan: double-depth south range with
3-room east front, 3- or 4-room north range, adjoining barn (qv). Forms
west side of courtyard to north of Owston Hall (qv). South range: 4
storeys, 6 bays. C20 part-glazed doors to bays 2, 3 and 5, and three 12-
pane sliding sashes, all beneath segmental stretcher arches to central bay
of each house. Smaller first-floor sliding sashes, 4 with 12 panes, and 2
with plain C20 glazing, beneath similar arches. Two 6-pane second-floor
windows beneath segmental header arches. Small 2-pane third-floor window
with lintel at eaves level. Stepped and dentilled brick eaves cornice.
Tumbled-in brick to raised gables. Ridge stack to right, truncated end
stack to left. Left gable end has single blocked segmental-arched windows
to first, second and top floors; similar blocked top-floor window to right
gable end. Adjoining range to right: 2 storeys, 5 first-floor openings.
Pair of board doors and 2-light sliding sash to left, panelled door to right
flanked by a 4-pane hung sash with sill, and similar dummy window to right,
all beneath segmental arches. First floor: board door with small 6-pane
window, blocked window, small 4-pane sliding sash to left; pair of 12-pane
hung sashes and single 4-pane sash in similar surround to right with lintels
at eaves level. Stepped and dentilled brick eaves cornice. Ridge stack,
end stack to right. Rear: south range has 3 segmental-headed windows (2
blocked) to ground floor, pair of small windows to first floor, single
segmental-headed window to second floor, C20 outshut to right; north range
has segmental-headed door to right, and inserted window in former similar
door, 4-pane sliding sash and 12-pane hung sash to left. Interior. Roof to
south range has pegged double collars. Access to upper 2 floors of south
range is through north range. Possibly used in connection with the hemp and
flax manufacturing industry which flourished here in the C18 and early C19.
Listing NGR: SE8073700166
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