Description: Orchard Farmhouse
Date Listed: 20 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 221959
OS Grid Reference: TF7276319389
OS Grid Coordinates: 572763, 319389
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7445, 0.5580
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GAYTON ORCHARD ROAD
TF 71 NW
6/27 Orchard Farmhouse
House, former farmhouse, late C18 and C17. C18 range to road of chalk with
gault brick dressings, flint base, hipped slate roof. 1 bay, 2 storeys.
French window with flanking lights under wide skew back arch, flush sash with
glazing bars above; left return to west with flush sashes with glazing bars
to ground floor and to stair at first floor left, blank opening to first
floor; right return with flush sash to ground floor, inserted sash first floor
right. North face of brick dressed flint. Low C17 range attached to rear:
flint, some galletted with carstone, carstone, brick dressings, pantile roof,
upper walls raised; chimney bay with cell to either side, additional cell
to north; massive axial stack of gault brick below, red brick above. Facade
to west: doorway to chimney bay with rustic gabled porch, boarded door;
windows inserted c.1982, 3-light casements either side of doorway, 2-light
casement to right, all under segmental heads, 4 casement dormers. Bay to
north in flint with some dressed limestone quoins, low blocked opening; blocked
attic opening to north return. East facade with doorways to left and
casements to right of cells flanking chimney bay; 2 dormers of c.1982.
Interior: single rooms to ground and first floor of C18 part with reeded
window frames and reeded surround to ceilings; duck's nest grates, that to
first floor with silhouette of George III and one other. C17 range with
large central stack of 5cm bricks, 2 fire places with canted interiors; ogee
stopped tie beams, ceiling joists renewed.
Listing NGR: TF7276319389
Source: English Heritage
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