Description: The Gables
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
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POLEBROOK MAIN STREET
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
Source: English Heritage
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