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Description: Dovehouse Farmhouse
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235267
OS Grid Reference: SP7615139518
OS Grid Coordinates: 476151, 239518
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0488, -0.8909
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DEANSHANGER WICKEN ROAD
SP7639 (South side)
18/30 Dovehouse Farmhouse
House, formerly farmhouse. Early C17, with C19 extension, and C19 and C20
alterations. Coursed limestone rubble, plain-tile roof, brick end stacks on
stone bases. 2-storeys and attic; 3-window range, Cruciform plan. 2-storey
central porch with bargeboarded gable, doorway with wood lintel and 4-light C20
casement window to 1st floor with wood lintel. Fine C17 front door within porch,
ribbed and studded, in moulded wood surround. 5-light C20 casement windows to
ground and lst floors left and right of porch with wood lintels. Single-storey
C19 extension to right housing kitchen, 2-storey gabled stair turret to left and
2-storey wing to rear. Interior: chamfered cross-beam ceilings to ground floor.
Hall fireplace has Tudor-arched bressumer with cut spandrels. Similar smaller
fireplace to ground floor room in rear wing with cambered, chamfered bressumer.
Fine open-well staircase from ground to 1st floor with turned balusters, square
newel post and ball-finials. Substantially original roof with ties and collars
to principal rafters and 2-tiers of wind-braced purlins. Said to have been built
as a manor house.
Listing NGR: SP7615139518
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Source: English Heritage
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