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Description: Elmscroft and Garden Wall Attached to North West Corner
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174812
OS Grid Reference: TQ7209352952
OS Grid Coordinates: 572093, 152952
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2498, 0.4645
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WEST FARLEIGH CHARLTON LANE
TQ 75 SW
2/13 Elmscroft and
attached to north
Farmhouse. C15, with C16, C18 and mid C20 alterations. Formerly timber
framed. C18 facade of red and grey brick in Flemish bond. Plain tile
roof. Open hall of two timber-framed bays. Storeyed ends rebuilt in
C18, and that to left extended. 2 storeys and cellar, on stone plinth.
Plat band, discontinued to left of left stack. Mid C20 moulded wooden
eaves cornice. Roof gabled to left, hipped to right, right hip returning
to rear. Four multiple brick stacks with moulded cornices; one in front
slope of roof towards left end, one ridge stack to right of centre (to
right end of left hall bay), one projecting to right gable end and another
projecting to right return wing. Irregular fenestration of 5 sashes in
open boxes, four of them bipartite with central mullion; one pair of
eight-pane sashes to left of left stack, and one pair of twelve-pane to
right, one single twelve-pane sash to left of "central" stack, and two
pairs of twleve-pane sashes towards right end. Segmental heads to ground-
floor windows. Door of six fielded panels with consoled 1950s shell hood
to right end of hall. Rear return wing to right, brick on ground floor,
tile-hung above, with three-light horizontally-sliding sash to right side
and two-storey polygonal brick bay to rear gable end. Two-storey rear
additions to left and centre, partly tile-hung. Interior: four-centred-
arched (parlour or staircase?) doorway with moulded jambs and deep hollow
spandrels facing into hall opposite present front door. Plain end-of-hall
crown posts, each with two foot braces and mortices for head brace.
Moulded octagonal central crown post with four head braces. C16 fireplace
to right side of "central'" stack with moulded stone jambs and cambered
hollow - chamfered bressumer with doubly-recessed hollow spandrels and
central rose. Garden wall: red and grey brick in Flemish bond. Slightly
more than single-storey height, with buttresses and chamfered brick coping.
Runs north from north-west corner of house, curves, then runs about 20 metres
west to road.
Listing NGR: TQ7209352952
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Source: English Heritage
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