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The Gables, Polebrook

Description: The Gables

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232669

OS Grid Reference: TL0694187153
OS Grid Coordinates: 506941, 287153
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4718, -0.4270

Location: Main Street, Polebrook, Northamptonshire PE8 5LN

Locality: Polebrook
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE8 5LN

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Listing Text

TL0687 (North side)
19/114 The Gables

House. Probably early C17 origins with datestone C/RM/1698. Squared coursed
limestone with coursed ashlar facade and Colleyweston and Welsh slate roofs.
L-shape plan. 2 storeys with attic. Main front is a 5-window range of wooden
cross windows with leaded lights under wood lintels. The windows to the far
right are of 3 lights. A similar window has been inserted in place of the two
windows to ground floor left. Central plank door has 4-centred arch head with
moulded stone surrounds. The strap hinges have a central secondary hinge. Oval
plaque, with date, above door. Ashlar gable parapets and ashlar ridge and end
stacks, with moulded cornices. Left gable has single-light staircase window with
ovolo-moulded surround. Rear elevation has irregularly spaced leaded cross
windows. Rear wing is probably early C17 with leaded casements under wood
lintels. Single-storey bay to far right of this range has a C17 doorway with
4-centred arch head and chamfered stone surround. Interior: open fireplaces with
bressumers in hall, kitchen to left of hall and room at end of rear wing.
Chamfered spine beams and exposed stud wall in hall. Winder stair, to attic,
alongside kitchen fireplace has plank door with wooden latch. Space between hall
and kitchen way have housed original main stair. Attic has plaster floor. Some
original roof structure. Said to have been built for Roger and Mary Clapham.
(RCHM: An Inventory of Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p135)

Listing NGR: TL0694187153

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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