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Description: The Monks House
Date Listed: 3 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 235411
OS Grid Reference: SP8220558890
OS Grid Coordinates: 482205, 258890
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2221, -0.7980
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BRAFIELD ON THE GREEN CHURCH LANE
SP8258 (West side)
14/11 No.25 (The Monks House)
03/05/68 (Formerly listed as No.23,
House. Mid-late C15, altered C17 and C19. Renovated and altered 1966-7. Coursed
limestone rubble, C20 plain-tile roof replacing thatch, C20 stone end and ridge
stacks. Hall house of three and a half bays, sub-divided horizontally at a
later, probably C17, date to give 3-unit lobby-entry plan. 2-storey, 3-window
range. C20 plank door to right of centre has C15 stone surround with chamfered
jambs, four-centred 3-light C20 diamond-leaded casement windows to ground floor
and similar 2-light casements to 1st floor, all with wood lintels. Kneelers
survive of former coped gable to right. Projection to left end has stepped stone
top and is hollow-possibly a former garderobe shaft. Single-storey extensions to
right and to rear left and right. Head of a 2-light C15 window to rear with
cinquefoil-headed lights and cut spandrels re-set at a lower level and reversed
at renovation with new stone mullion. Interior: C16 decorative wall paintings to
splays of C15 window discovered in course of renovation were not preserved
(photographs in N.M.R.). Open fireplace with chamfered bressumer and chamfered
spine beams. 2 trusses survive of original roof. Tie and arch-braced collar
beams to principals and king post, halved over collar, to square set ridge
piece. Stop-chamfered curved windbraces to single purlins and curved braces to
ridge piece. Divided into two cottages before renovation and formerly known as
The Old School House. It may have originally been built as a priest's house.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, pl19; C.T.P. Woodfield: The
Larger Medieval House of Northamptonshire; Northamptonshire Archaeology 16,
1981, pp165, 166)
Listing NGR: SP8220558890
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