Description: Merry Down
Date Listed: 13 June 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 221062
OS Grid Reference: TF8885107559
OS Grid Coordinates: 588851, 307559
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6329, 0.7892
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The following building shall be added to the list:-
TF 80 NE HOLME HALE SCHOOL ROAD
No.44 (Merry Down)
House. Circa early to mid C17, extended in C18 or C19. Rendered
timber-frame and cob with brick and flint plinth. steeply pitched clay
pantile roof with gabled ends. Rendered brick axial and gable stacks.
3-room plan, the left and centre rooms heated from back-to-back fire-
places in the central axial stacks with entrance lobby in front. The
right hand (south) room with a gable end stack may have been an
unheated service room originally or a later C17 or C18 addition. Circa
C18 or C19 unheated outshut behind right hand room.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3 window west front with small C19 2-light
casements with horizontal glazing bars only. Doorway to the left of
centre with fielded and flush 6-panel door (top panels glazed) and
gabled rendered.porch. Another doorway to right of centre. with C19
panelled and glazed door. C19 casement in gable ends, the right hand
(south) with projecting stack with set-offs. At the rear the main roof
is carried down as catslide over outshut on left; C19 and C20.
Interior: All three rooms have chamfered axial beams and exposed
joists; the centre room's joists are broad; the left hand room has
exposed timber framing in rear wall. Exposed wall framing, wall plate
and tie-beams in chambers. The left hand (north) chamber has chamfered
axil beam with cyma stops and attic above with exposed tenoned purlin
roof structure. Roof structure over centre and right (south) end not
Listing NGR: TF8885107559
Source: English Heritage
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