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Whitehouse Farmhouse, Grimston

Description: Whitehouse Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 221964

OS Grid Reference: TF7225021464
OS Grid Coordinates: 572250, 321464
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7633, 0.5515

Location: Elder Lane, Grimston, Norfolk PE32 1BJ

Locality: Grimston
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 1BJ

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Listing Text

TF 72 SW
2/32 Whitehouse Farmhouse
Farmhouse, late C16, altered C18. Colourwashed, mainly clunch with some
carstone, brick dressings. Blue glazed pantiles, gable parapets, end internal
stacks, central axial stack. 4 bays, 2 storeys and attic, western part of
range raised from 1½ storeys, timber frame enclosed, re-roofed at shallower
pitch C18. Principal facade to south: full height vertical join between bays
3 and 4; gardrobe chute in flint and brick to left angle; doorway between
bays 2 and 3 with open pediment and panelled reveals, 6 panelled door with
upper two panels glazed. Varied and altered fenestration: casements to bay
1, fixed window to ground floor and 6 paned sash to first floor of bay 2,
third bay with first floor casement only, fourth bay with 6 paned flush
sashes; third and fourth bay with windows to eaves. Left return to west:
brick plinth, rendered brick and flint, clunch above eaves, 2 small openings
to chimney bay stair left and to first floor right. Windowless addition to
left in English bond and pantiles, stack to west wall. Facade to north:
carstone and flint plinth, walls of flint carstone and brick, decorative brick
cornice; 2 bay 2 storey forward wing to bay 4 with doorway to right of left
return. Varied and altered fenestration: bay 1 with part glazed door, doorway
with C18 brick jambs and flat arch, renewed 3-light casement above; bay 2
with flush sash with glazing bars to ground floor, 3-light casement to first
floor; bay 3 with blocked doorway left, 3-light casements to ground and first
floor; fourth bay with doorway having gabled canopy to left, forward wing
to right. Interior: 8 bay 3 tier butt purlin roof with principal rafters of
oak, rafters in split pine. Internal walls in clunch, west gable raised;
attic floor to west lower than present eaves, 34cm oak boards. Western two
cells: Principal beams and window lintels with bar stopped chamfered beams,
large ceiling joists; west gable end fire place having massive beam above,
salt hole to left, encased staircase to right; first floor with timber uprights
and rails encased or removed, partition wall between bays 3 and 4 timber
studded with wavy braces, moulded beam to gable end fire place. Door to stair
with wide boards and splayed hinges.

Listing NGR: TF7225021464

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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