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Description: Portwell House
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 249458
OS Grid Reference: SU2888695614
OS Grid Coordinates: 428886, 195614
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6586, -1.5838
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GREAT FARINGDON MARKET PLACE
3/68 No 27 (Portwell House)
(formerly listed as part
10.11.52 of Crown Hotel)
Early C17 stone range originally probably part of Crown Hotel, roughcast and
much altered in C18. V-plan with narrow south front and diverging rear wings,
one facing west to Market Place, other east to Crown courtyard. 2-storey and
attic with steep stone tiled roofs. 2 large stone chimney bases, one on ridge
and one at north end of east range. Truncated stone stacks on ridge and north
end of west range. Roughcast walls with painted angle quoins and flat window
surrounds to south and east fronts. Glazing bar sash windows. Parapet. South
front, basement door, 3-window floor above with broader centre window, 2-window
first floor. East front: 3 flat dormers, 5-window range. 7 windows to ground
floor, 2 formerly doors. Raised plinth all round. West range: 2-storey on
raised ground floor, slate roof, 5-window range, originally sash windows, some
replaced by casements. North end 2-window range retains original sash windows,
broad above and narrow to ground floor. Ground and first floor rooms in this
section retain mid C18 fielded panelling.
Listing NGR: SU2888695614
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Source: English Heritage
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