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Poplars, Wreningham

Description: Poplars

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 226694

OS Grid Reference: TM1558798418
OS Grid Coordinates: 615587, 298418
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5409, 1.1777

Location: Ashwellthorpe Road, Wreningham, Norfolk NR16 1AW

Locality: Wreningham
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR16 1AW

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Listing Text

(west side)

5/117 Poplars


Farmhouse. 1586 according to renewed datestones at bases of chimneys.
Rendered timber frame with returned brick gable-ends. T plan formed by
contemporary service extension to rear. 2 storeys with attic. 5-bay facade
with a central 2-storey porch with a C19 2-leaf front door with bracketted
hood. 3-light C18 window above. Decorative pendants from projecting wall-
plate ends. C18 fenestration with 5 4-light mullion and transom windows
and 3 of 3 lights without transoms. Metal casements and some surviving
leaded lights. 2 sloping dormers with 3-light casements. Crow-stepped
gables and 3, partly rebuilt, octagonal chimney shafts at each end. Both
stacks flanked by pairs of small openings with moulded brick stuccoed pedi-
ments and stuccoed reveals. 2 windows to north retain original single
diamond mullions. Pairs of oculi to attic with raised stuccoed reveals.
2 storey service wing partly rebuilt. C20 lean-to. Winding stair beside
south stack survives from first floor to attic. Dog-leg main stair to
north of centre with acorn newel knop and substantial handrail of elliptical
section. High quality frame of 4 bays with an 8-bay clasped purlin roof
with wind bracing. Some joists with angle rolls to one side only. Some
nicked chamfer stops to door frames. Several original doors with fielded
centre panels.

Listing NGR: TM1558898419

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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