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School House, Brooke

Description: School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 227350

OS Grid Reference: TM2850999054
OS Grid Coordinates: 628509, 299054
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5414, 1.3684

Location: Sydenham Road, Brooke, Norfolk NR15 1HP

Locality: Brooke
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR15 1HP

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Listing Text


6/85 Nos. 2 and 4 (School House)


House, now 2 dwellings. Late medieval, remodelled in late C17 and
late C18. Timber frame mostly replaced by late C18 colourwashed
brick and flint; gabled thatch roof; late C17/18 brick ridge and
end stacks; left gable end stack rebuilt in mid C20. Open-hall
plan remodelled in late C17 by insertion of first-floor and stacks
to make 3-unit plan. One storey and attic; 6-window range.
Segmental brick arches over late C19/early C20 casements with
glazing bars. C20 doors to rear and left gable. Interior: stop-
chamfered beam and chamfered joists in room to right, broach-
stopped chamfered beam in room to centre, both rooms being served
by a back-to-back stack with bressummers to open fireplaces and a
quarter-turn staircase with winders to rear; first-floor room to
right has late C17 bolection-moulded fireplace and adjoining
bolection-panelled door with strap hinges. Late medieval roof,
much altered, is smoke-blackened to 3-bay centre with collar-
purlin to crown posts; sawn timbers to closed trusses with passing
braces; queen-post truss to left has mortices for axial bracing.

Listing NGR: TM2850999054

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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