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Description: St Nicholas's Farmhouse
The Gateway of St Nicholas's Hospital
Date Listed: 29 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 171165
OS Grid Reference: TR1303558194
OS Grid Coordinates: 613035, 158194
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2830, 1.0535
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5273 HARBLEDOWN CHURCH HILL
The gateway of
St Nicholas's Hospital
and St Nicholas's
(formerly listed as
St Nicholas Hospital
TR 1358 31/355 29.9.52
Cl6 or earlier timber-framed building with the date 1685, when the hospital
was rebuilt, but this refers to a remodelling of this building. The gateway
is at the south-east end of the whole and consists of a pedestrian archway
on the ground floor, flanked by heavy timber posts with a half-hipped gable
over containing an attic window. This gable is plastered on the north-east
front and tile hung on the south-west, both oversailing on a bressumer. The
farmhouae, originally the Chantry-house, has some of its timber-framing exposed
with plaster and red brick infilling but on its north-east front has been mainly
rebuilt in red brick and has a stone inscribed "WPO 1685". The south front
is tile hung. Tiled roof. Two storeys. Three casement windows.
Listing NGR: TR1303058201
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Source: English Heritage
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