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Description: Sparks Hall
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 174147
OS Grid Reference: TQ8055248332
OS Grid Coordinates: 580552, 148332
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2057, 0.5833
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SUTTON VALENCE FORSHAM LANE
TQ 84 NW
Farmhouse. C15, with later alterations. Timber framed with
plaster infilling except left end bay, which has painted brick
ground floor and rendered first flour. Plain tile roof. Hall
of 2 unequal-length bays. Separately-framed, storeyed addition
to each end, that to left of 2 bays, unjettied and only slightly
projecting; not framed as cross-wings. 2-storeys and attics on
stone plinth. Hall close-studded, with deep cill towards base
of left bay, and with full-height post subdividing right bay.
2 tension braces to right end bay. Hipped roof. Line of wall-
plate of projecting bays continued over hall with boxed eaves.
Multiple brick stack in left end of right hall bay. Large
gabled dormer. Irregular fenestration of 5 casements; one small
2-light to left end, one 3-light to left end bay, one 4-light to
left hall bay, one 2-light to right hall bay and one 3-light to
right end bay. Blocked window with pegged cill to left of right
hall bay. C20 ribbed door up 3 steps to right end of right hall
bay. Lean-to to left. Interior: exposed framing. Gunstock
jowls. Moulded central crown-post. Plain end-of-hall crown-
posts. C17 panelling to left bay of hall.
Listing NGR: TQ8055248332
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Source: English Heritage
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