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Description: Lime Tree House
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249986
OS Grid Reference: SU4911489121
OS Grid Coordinates: 449114, 189121
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5988, -1.2923
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HARWELL HIGH STREET
SU4989 (West side)
9/123 Lime Tree House
House. c.1250 origins; remodelling of c1300; cross-wing to left of c.1360; C17
front, with early C19 alterations. Painted brick plinth; roughcast, probably on
timber-framing; old plain-tile roof; brick end stack to right. 2-storey,
3-window range. 6-panel door to centre with wood reeded surround and open
wood-trellis porch. Two 12-pane unhorned sashes with wood reeded surrounds and
cornices to ground floor right. Single 12-pane unhorned sash with wood reeded
surround and cornice to left. Three 3-light wood casements to first floor with
wood cornices, 3 cross-gables to roof with lead flats to valleys. Interior:
extensive remains in loft of mid C13 aisled hall with passing braces and
reconstruction of c.1300 base cruck and crown-post roof, cross-wing to left has
crown-post roof and C17 wooden dovecote. Arch-braced collar-truss visible to
main bedroom. History: home of Walter de Catewy, alias Walter de Harwell,
Sergeant-at-arms to Edward III 1341-1361, and of his son Thomas, M.P. for
Berkshire. Seized by William of Wykeham in 1370 and from 1392 forded part of
Winchester bishopric estates.
("Harwell, Village for a Thousand Years", Pub. Harwell P.C. 1985; The Bishop of
Winchester's Medieval Manor House at Harwell, Berkshire and its relevance in the
Evolution of Timber-framed Aisled Halls, by J. M. Fletcher in Archaeological
Journal, Vol 136, 1979, p173-192)
Listing NGR: SU4911489121
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Source: English Heritage
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