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Description: High Ash Farmhouse
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 226968
OS Grid Reference: TG1467002161
OS Grid Coordinates: 614670, 302161
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5749, 1.1666
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TG 10 SW KETTERINGHAM HIGH ASH ROAD
4/84 High Ash Farmhouse
Farmhouse, C16 with later additions. Timberframed, rendered and with brick
casing, pantiles and plain tiles. L shaped; C16 front range of 4 cells
and chimney bay; C19 2 bay rear wing to left; 2 storeys. North facade to
road: rendered and colourwashed, pantiles, chimney bay between cells 1 and
2, axial stack with shaft rebuilt mid C19 with recessed semi-circular headed
panels having keystone of 3 builds; datestone with initials ? E S and date
now indecipherable; end internal stack to left with shaft, rebuilt C20 to
match. Openings with narrow casement lights and trefoil leaf latch handles;
those to bay 1 of 4-lights having ovolo moulded pine framed; C19 chamfered
frames to rest of facade of 1, 4, 2 and 3 lights to chimney bay and cells
2-4. Rendering to cells 3-4 thicker offset from cell 2. Single storeyed
lean-to across bays 3-4. Returns of brick in English bond, C17, recessed
gables with crowstepped parapets. Right return with 2 bulls eyes having
rubbed brick moulding; rubbed brick plaque with scrolled base and blank
shield. Left return with base of broken flint and some limestone; gable
with 2 blank bulls eyes, scrolled stone with W H (William Heveningham);
eroded datestone above. Ground and first floor with 4-light openings having
ovolo moulded frames in pine, rendered openings with quoined jambs, pediments
and pulvinated friezes, casement latches as to north facade. Rear wing
to left of left return; C19 in C17 style, possibly a rebuild of earlier
wing. Flemish bond, English bond to plinth, plain tiles. 2 bays, 2 storeys.
Bay 1 with openings as to left return of front range but first floor without
pediment. Bay 2 with single storeyed porch to right with crowstepped gables;
semi-circular headed rendered arch with quoined jambs, imposts and keystone;
returns with leaded bulls eyes having rendered surrounds. Doorway with
runout ¼ circle chamfer stops; pine door with 4 vertical panels; first floor
with 2-light opening as to first bay. South return of wing with crowstepped
gable; openings as to left return of front range but with ground floor
casements reaching close to ground; gable with blank brick bulls eye. Rear
of wing with external stack with C19 shaft as to main range chimney bay;
integral stair turret within angle of front range and wing. Rear of main
range: plain tiles; C20 brick facing to timberframe of cells 3-4; 1½ storeyed
outshut to bays 1 and 2, C18, in brick with sawtooth cornice, pantiles.
Interior: front range with complete timberframe; 3-tier roof with butt
purlins (staggered to bay 1), no bay partitions to roof; enclosed stack
to ground floor gable end bay 1, large fireplace to bay 2 chimney bay, stair
to rear of chimney bay ground floor removed. Stair to middle light of bay
2 with C17 octagonal newel with run out chamfer stops; various chamfer stops
to bridging beams of front range. Trusses of first floor gable ends with
braces thinner than ties. Turned balusters to oak dogleg staircase in C19
stair turret. The beams to centres of bays 2-4 with jewel stops.
Listing NGR: TG1467002161
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