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Description: Townsend Farmhouse
Date Listed: 11 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 232758
OS Grid Reference: SP9753989303
OS Grid Coordinates: 497539, 289303
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4929, -0.5648
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BENEFIELD UPPER BENEFIELD
11/37 Townsend Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now nursing home. Datestone 1720. Mid C18 and C19. Squared coursed
limestone with Colleyweston slate roof. Originally 3-unit plan. 2 storeys.
5-window range. C19 two-storey canted bay window, to far right, has casements at
ground floor and sash windows with glazing bars at first floor. Other windows
are casements, some with leaded lights, under wood lintels. 6-panel door, to
left of centre, has early C20 porch. Ashlar gable parapets and ashlar stacks at
ridge and end. Outbuilding to rear, now forming part of house, has date 1720 on
quoins. Evidence of 2 builds to rear elevation. Interior: kitchen to left of
entrance has remains of open fireplace with bressumer. Some C18 two-panel doors
with original ironmongery.
Listing NGR: SP9753989303
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Source: English Heritage
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