Description: The Briars
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235069
OS Grid Reference: SP6258350301
OS Grid Coordinates: 462583, 250301
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1475, -1.0868
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BLAKESLEY THE GREEN
SP6250 (North side)
10/50 Nos.5 and 6 (The Briars)
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as School
House and house abutting and
on West of School House)
House (No.6), formerly farmhouse. Mid C18. Coursed squared ironstone, plain-tile
roof, stone end and ridge stacks. 3-unit plan. 2 storeys and attic; 4-window
range. 6-panel part-glazed door to left of centre, approached by 3 moulded stone
steps, in moulded wood surround, with timber lintel and wide porch on thin
cast-iron columns. 3-light casement windows to ground and first floors. 3-light
chamfered stone mullion cellar window to left of door. Plinth and chamfered
stone eaves and stone-coped gables with kneelers. 3 hipped roof dormers.
Overhanging canted bay to right gable end at ground floor level overlooking
street. Lower late C18/early C19 2-storey, 2-window addition to left (no.5) with
6-panel door with timber lintel and straight hood on brackets. 3-light casement
to left, and small rectangular window to far left, both with timber lintels.
2-light casements to first floor and blocked door to first-floor left. Interior:
No.6 has ogee-stop-chamfered spine beams, stone-flagged floors and open
fireplace with chamfered bressumer. Dog-leg staircase from ground floor to attic
with slender turned balusters. Fitted cupboard with shaped shelves. Stone
cellar. Collar truss roof.
Listing NGR: SP6258350301
Source: English Heritage
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