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Description: Priory Farmhouse
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220422
OS Grid Reference: TF8881617444
OS Grid Coordinates: 588816, 317444
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7217, 0.7944
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TF 8817 LITCHAM CHURCH STREET
7/21 Priory Farmhouse
Former chapel and hermitage converted into farmhouse, now dwelling.
Early C14 with important C17 additions. Flint with stone and clunch
dressings to Medieval part. Timber frame mainly replaced with brick
and a flint and brick gable-end to early C17 side extension. Brick later
C17 service and stair rear extensions. Later brick lean-tos. Black
pantiled roofs. 2 storeys with attics. Flint gable wall with former
large arched east window. Angle buttresses with niches with trefoil
heads. C17 gable with pair of blocked windows, tumbling-in, moulded
brick gable corbels and inserted stack. South facade with 6 C19 3-light
casement windows. Arched central window with Y-tracery. C14 front door
with busily moulded arch of filletted rolls and undercut hollow rolls
on to plain-chamfered jambs. 2 C18 dormers with moulded pediments and
metal casements with leaded glazing. C17 west gable-end with 2 blocked
fragmentary ovolo-moulded 2-light mullion windows. 2 later C17 extensions
with curvilinear gables and windows (mainly blocked) with moulded brick
eared architraves. Semicircular headed doorway with projecting imposts
and key. INTERIOR. 2 crown post trusses over former chapel, one octa-
gonal with moulded capital and base and 4-way bracing. Corresponding
tie cambered and hollow-chamfered with former notched arch braces and
wall posts. Roll-moulded wall plate. 4 queen post trusses (2 survive)
to early C17 extension. One C16 bridging joist with broad chamfers and
broach stops. C17 beams with barred and ogee stops. Part of jettied
timber frame survives on north side. Very fine staircase with tapered
balusters and newel knops. Stone dressed western fireplaces. Surviving
inventory of Mathew Halcott 1674.
Listing NGR: TF8881617444
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