Description: Manor Farmhouse and Front Boundary Railings
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263395
OS Grid Reference: ST4793120570
OS Grid Coordinates: 347931, 120570
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9822, -2.7431
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No. 23 Burrough Street
No. 23 Burrough Street
ST4720 ASH CP BURROUGH STREET (West side)
(Manor Farmhouse), and front
Farmhouse. Early and late C17, with later extension. Ham stone ashlar, extension in coursed rubble; South portion has
plain clay tile roof over stone slate base courses, north section and extension double Roman clay tile roof, mostly
with coped gables; brick and stone chimney stacks. South portion, the earliest, 'T'-plan; 2-storeys, east elevation 4
bays, of which bay 1 is plain projecting gable. Bays 1 and 2 probably early C17 with plinth, moulded cill course, and
to bay 2 hollow-chamfer mullioned windows in wave-mould recesses, 3-light above and 4-light under label below, to right
at mezzanine level a stairlight: bay 3 has lower roof, no plinth but an eaves course; C20 3-light mullioned window
below under old label, and above an early pattern 3-light casement with rectangular-leaded panes and iron-framed
opening casement, to left a moulded cambered-arched doorway with boarded door; bay 4 later, with 2- light plain
mullioned window above and a re-used C13 style doorway below, with C20 casement to left in blocked doorway. South
return elevation to match, 2 bays of which bay 1 is gable end, with 3-light window under label above and 3+1 light
corner window below; bay 2 has 3-light above and 4-light under label below. Interior not seen, but report indicates
that south section was north gable-entry 3 room plan, the north room having cambered-arched doorway and 9-panel ceiling
with cambered beams, cambered arched fireplace and indication of former gable stair; partitions of wattle and daub, and
cambered arched stone doorways; small cambered arch fireplace in wing room. In the first north extension a
cross-passage, with overlapping plank partition, then kitchen with stone oven beside fireplace, and second staircase
originally provided: the second north extension probably C19, and of lesser interest; original roof trusses survive.
Extending from the corner of bay 1, along the east facade with return at north end, are spear-point railings with
curved braced standards having urn finials, and pair of matching gates opposite door; adding to the setting of an
interesting farmhouse with several unusual features. (VAG Report, SRO Unpublished, February 1976).
Listing NGR: ST4793120570
Source: English Heritage
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