Description: 40 and 42, High Street
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 234835
OS Grid Reference: SP7260253480
OS Grid Coordinates: 472602, 253480
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1748, -0.9397
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In the entry for- BLISWORTH HIGH STREET
Nos 40 and 42
10/12 (Oak Beams)
The address and the description shall be amended to read _____
SP 7254 BLISWORTH HIGH STREET
10/12 and 199 Nos 40 and 42
No 40: House. Circa late C15 or C16, remodelled in C17. Coursed and
dressed limestone, rendered east end wall. Thatched roof with gabled
ends. Gable end stacks with small brick and stone shafts. 2 room
plan, the right room divided axially by C20 partition; there appears
to have been a third room on the right, but this has been demolished.
The left room was originally open to the roof, the floor and stack
inserted in C17. One storey and attic. Asymmetrical 3-window south
front. Ground floor two C20 casements and small central casement.
Two 3-light attic casements with glazing bars under eyebrow eaves.
The front wall continues to right and forms side wall of porch on
gable end on house. At rear 2-light casements with glazing bars and
plank door. INTERIOR: Left hand room has deeply chamfered axial beam
with cyma and diamond stops and large fireplace with cambered
chamfered bressumer with truncated pyramid-type stops (bressumer said
to have come from a building in Northampton). The right hand bay has
later axial partition and C19 or C20 staircase at front. The left
chamber has large exposed brick stack. The truss over the left hand
bay has small saddle at apex, a chamfered cambered collar mortice and
tenoned to the principals and with trenched purlins. The truss
appears to be slightly smoke -blackened. The right hand bay has truss
with rough principals crossed at apex, but its back purlin has mortice,
possibly for a wind brace. C19 plank doors.
No 42; House. Probably C17, possibly with earlier core. Crossed
limestone rubble. Steeply pitched concrete tile roof with gabled
ends, the left end with stone coping. Brick axial and gabled stacks.
Single depth, probably 2-room, plan with C20 single storey wings
behind right hand room. 1 storey and attic. Asymmetrical 4-window
range, 2 very small central windows. All C20 casements. Attic window
on right breaks eaves. At rear C20 casement and single storey C20
wing on left. Interior not inspected.
SP 7254 BLISWORTH HIGH STREET
10/12 Nos.40 and 42 (Oak Beams)
Pair of cottages. Late C17, altered C20. Coursed squared limestone, thatch roof
to No.40, C20 ridged tiles to No.42, brick ridge and end stacks. 2-unit plans.
2-storey, 3-window range. No.40 has C20 4-light casement window to left, small
1-light window to right of centre, and C20 casement to right, all with wood
lintels. 3-light casements to 1st floor in eyebrow dormers. C20 porch to right
end. No.42 has pair of small 1-light windows to left and right of centre and
2-light casement windows to ground floor left and right with wood lintels.
Entrance to rear. Dormer window to right of centre. Interior: No.40 has
ogee-stop-chamfered spine beam and open fireplace with stop-chamfered cambered
Listing NGR: SP7260253480
Source: English Heritage
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