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Description: The Poult House
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179444
OS Grid Reference: TQ6117449650
OS Grid Coordinates: 561174, 149650
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2233, 0.3067
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HADLOW ASHES LANE, PITTS WOOD
TQ 64 NW
6/8 The Poult House
House. Mid/late C17 with various C19 and C20 modernisations and some
extensions. White-washed English bond brick with some tile-hung timber
framing; brick stacks and chimneyshafts, the kitchen staggered chimneyshaft is
original; peg-tile roof.
Plan: L-plan house. The main block faces south east and has a 2-room plan.
An axial stack between serves the larger left room, the original parlour.
Front lobby entrance and winder stair rises to rear of the stack. The smaller
right room has a projecting end stack. This is a C19 addition. The room was
formerly an unheated service room. One-room plan kitchen block projects at
right angles to rear of the parlour. It has a gable-end stack, C20 flat-
roofed extensions to rear of kitchen and set back to right of main block and
single-storey extension in angle of 2 wings with lateral stack.
Main house is 2 storeys with attics in the roofspace.
Exterior: Asymmetrical 3-window front of various C20 casements, the latest
with rectangular leaded glass effect and ground floor left a C20 French
window. C19 gabled brick porch contains a C19 part-glazed 6-panel door. Tall
roof is half-hipped both ends. Left end wall has 3 C20 French windows.
Interior: The structure of the C17 house is essentially intact. The brick
fireplaces of the kitchen and parlour are large with plain oak lintels. The
former service room axial beam is chamfered with scroll stops. The kitchen
crossbeam is plain chamfered and the parlour crossbeam and joists are
chamfered with scroll stops, some irregularities in the joisting here suggest
that there may have been a small lobby between kitchen and parlour. Similar
carpentry on the first floor and roof carried on collared tie-beam trusses
with butt purlins. Some early joinery detail such as the 2-panel door between
kitchen and parlour. However most joinery detail is C19 and C20.
Listing NGR: TQ6117449650
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Source: English Heritage
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