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Description: Toad Hall
Date Listed: 5 June 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 191416
OS Grid Reference: SP5955487069
OS Grid Coordinates: 459554, 287069
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4783, -1.1246
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SP 58 NE KIMCOTE & WALTON THE CROSS, Walton
1/11 Toad Hall
House, formerly cottages. Circa C16, remodelled in circa early
C17 and extended circa late C17 or C18. Timber framed, mostly
rendered. Thatched roof. Brick axial and gable end stacks.
PLAN: 3-room plan; the centre and right hand (S) rooms were the
original 2-room plan house, the right unheated, the centre room
open to the roof and heated from an open hearth fire. in circa
early C17 a floor and axial stack were inserted and later in C17
the left hand (N) room was added or possibly rebuilding of
putative third room.
EXTERIOR: Single storey and attic. 4-window range. Door to left
of centre with 3-light casement to either side, that to right
under cambered head. 3-light leaded casement further to right
also under cambered lintel and 2-light casement to far right.
Above are three 3-light eyebrow dormers, that to left leaded and
probably C18. C20 window on left end door and 2-light window on
right end. To rear are two 2-light windows, a 3-light window,
and 4 bays of large-panel timber framing. Small C20 lean-to
garage at rear.
INTERIOR: Centre room has chamfered axial beams with hallow step
stops and large fireplace with unchamfered timber lintel.
Right (S) room has chamfered axial beam with mutilated steps.
Jowled storey posts; tie-beams with curved braces. Large
principal rafters, crossed at apex, diagonal ridgepiece,through
purlins set on backs of principals and mortice and tenoned
collar; cannon rafters missing. The roof timbers are smoke-
blackened over centre rear. Tie beams truss over north
extension, crossed at apex.
Listing NGR: SP5955487069
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Source: English Heritage
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