Description: West Hall
Date Listed: 18 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 220952
OS Grid Reference: TL7977294025
OS Grid Coordinates: 579772, 294025
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5145, 0.6479
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House. C16 with C17 and C18 additions. Close-studded timber frame (mainly
rendered over) and a returned masonry south gable-end with ashlar quoins.
Colourwashed brick and flint C17 addition. Coursed clunch C18 addition.
Pantile roofs. Primitive block with a C17 side addition to which an C18
block was added at right angles forming an L plan. Primitive wing of 2
storeys with attic. Both facades jettied with a moulded bressumer to east
(entrance) facade only. Off-centre late C18 front door with 3 contemporary
sash windows with glazing bars to ground floor. First floor with several
blocked original hollow-chamfered mullion windows: one of 2 lights; 2 of
2 lights and one of 3 lights with an adjoining, apparently con-
temporary, taller 2-light mullion and transom window. 3 gabled dormers with
shaped barge boards. South gable-end with stack. One original 2-light
hollow-chamfered mullion window beneath a rectangular hood mould on eastern
return, 3 modern openings on gable-end itself. C17 lean-to stair outshut
to west with a 3-light C18 window with metal casement. Rear facade with
one ground floor C18 3-light mullion and transom window with metal casements.
C20 flat-roofed single-storeyed extension. Apparent close-studding to first
floor and small section of ground floor. 3 blocked original windows with
mullions not visible. One late C19 sash window, one modern 2-light window
with metal casements. C17 staged external stack. Gable-end chimney shaft
rebuilt. C17 side extension of 2 storeys with a later shallow pitched roof
retaining, however, the steeply pitched gable parapet. 2 C18 ground floor
mullion and transom windows to west: of 2 and 3 lights with metal casements.
3 modern first floor windows (one blocked). 3 2-light casements and one
2-light diamond mullion window to east. Gable-end stack. C18 wing not of
special interest. Interior. Primitive wing with roll and hollow roll
moulded bridging joists. Fine C17 dog's leg stair with shaped board
balusters. One C17 chamfered arched fireplace to first floor. One C18
duck's nest fire grate at first floor. Clasped purlin roof with inserted
floor/ceiling. C17 side addition with an extraordinarily elaborate late-
Medieval carved bridging joist with deeply undercut helical leaf patterns.
Belongs to a set of 3 transverse bridging joists, the C17 addition clearly
having been designed to accommodate them. Many replaced common joists.
This building is also in Mundford parish.
Listing NGR: TL7977294025
Source: English Heritage
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