Description: Kirstead House Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 227380
OS Grid Reference: TM2921498107
OS Grid Coordinates: 629214, 298107
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5326, 1.3781
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TM 29 NE KIRSTEAD CHURCH ROAD
2/35 Kirstead House
House. Dated 1654 RMW in plaster to overmantle in upper room; C19 addition
to east; outshuts to south. Timber-frame, partly brick-clad; brick
extension. Glazed black pantile roof. 3 bay lobby-entrance type plan with
2-bay C19 addition. Facade of 2 storeys, 4 bays; 2 C19 bays to left, with
shallower-pitched roof than the adjoining range, has sash window with
glazing bars to ground floor; to its right a door of 6 raised and fielded
panels, with panelled reveals; fluted pilasters and fascia, plain cornice.
Sash window to first floor and blind window over door; sawtooth dentil
eaves cornice; axial stack. Sash window to left hand bay of C17 range with
a casement to its right. Similar fenestration to first floor. Walling
to right not brick-clad. Off-centre axial stack. Interior. Kitchen to
centre bay with C17 bench built into wall. Heavy chamfer to transverse
beam; 2 small, unheated, rooms in services end bay, behind timber-framed
partition with later doors. One of these small rooms has an elaborate plaster
ceiling with stylised rose to centre, laurel-wreath garland encircling it,
and angels heads and wings in the spandrels. In C19 range, a stone flagged
entrance hall and staircase with stick balusters. C17 roof with clasp
purlins and curved wind-braces.
Listing NGR: TM2921498107
Source: English Heritage
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