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Description: The Old House
Date Listed: 30 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 226824
OS Grid Reference: TM3886491860
OS Grid Coordinates: 638864, 291860
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4724, 1.5156
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GELDESTON THE STREET
TM 39 SE (south side)
7/48 The Old House
House, C18 with possibly earlier core. Red brick. Pantiled roofs, hipped
at north end. Two storeys and cellar to north, 2 1/2 storeys to south; double
pile plan. East facade in two sections, probably two builds: 2 1/2 storeys to
the left, two windows wide. Sashes with glazing bars, rubbed arches over
openings. Ground floor canted bay window with large cross-casement with
glazing bars; lead flat roof behind parapet. Half-glazed panelled entrance
door with semicircular fanlight with decorative glazing bars; square-headed
door surround with panelled pilaster-strips and console brackets. Later
elliptical roofed trellis porch with polygonal columns. Wooden modillion
eaves. Two attic dormers with sashes and cambered roofs. Off-centre chimney
stack astride ridge. Right-hand side two storeys of three unequal bays;
sashes with glazing bars and rubbed brick arches. Right-hand ground floor
window matches that in canted bay. Modillion cornice below eaves parapet.
Off-centre stack on ridge line; external stack on north wall. North
elevation has three first floor sashes with glazing bars; one blind opening
and one lunette and ground floor level. Small hipped slated single storey
projection. South wall with double gable, two sashes in each; both gables
parapeted, with tumbling-in on south-east gable. Rear elevation has irregular
fenestration of sashes with glazing bars; 6-panel entrance door with tall
segmental-headed fanlight with glazing bars. Two attic dormers, flat roofed,
with 2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars. Cornice with block-
modillions. At the north-west corner, a lean-to against the parapeted north
wall, roof pantiled and glazed. Water pump on west wall dated 1784.
Listing NGR: TM3886491860
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Source: English Heritage
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