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25, Uttoxeter

Description: 25

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 11 September 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 273918

OS Grid Reference: SK0923633422
OS Grid Coordinates: 409236, 333422
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8982, -1.8641

Location: Market Place, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 7RT

Locality: Uttoxeter
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST14 7RT

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be deleted;


1/200 No 25




No 25

House, with shop, unoccupied at time of inspection (August 1991).
Timber framed, clad in brick; tiled roof. The medieval building
consists of one short bay, probably the cross-passage of a high-
status late-C14 open aisled hall of two or more bays, with a
storeyed C15 wing attached to the west (left). The front wall was
largely removed and replaced by the present brick frontage in
1869. Contemporary accounts indicate that the wing was of exposed
framing with a decorated coved jetty to the attic storey and that
the cross passage had a storeyed porch (almost certainly of Cl7
or later date; the building then served as the Old Crown Inn);
the medieval house occupied two and a half burgage plots and it
is possible that early work survives in the adjacent property
(no27, qv. Front: regular 2-window range of 3 storeys. All
windows with wedge lintels; 4-pane sashes to 2nd, 2-light C20
casements to 1st floor. Late C20 fully glazed integrated entrance
and shop window. Secondary entrance to extreme right. The
interior possesses medieval work of considerable quality and
importance. The one visible aisled bay of the former open hall
contains a truss (most likely a spere truss) with large jowelled
posts with cyma-and hollow-moulded arched braces and central
foliated boss, concave moulded arcade posts, cambered tie, raked
queen posts and cambered collar, side butt-purlins, curved wind
braces; original rafters. Little of the aisle construction is
visible, but there is evidence of a wallplate and close studding
to the south side. Partially closed east partition, with close
studding; this and the timbers are smoke blackened. The hall
range roof continues intact almost one bay to the east where it
meets the west slope of the later cross wing. The exposed pegging
to the east side of the spere truss confirms that the principal
face was to the west. Wing originally of three or four bays: main
open truss (to 1st floor), simply chamfered braces to principals
with slightly cambered tie; chamfered and stopped side purlins.
Formerly closed truss to south with most of its close studding
removed has cambered collar. Truss to north considerably altered.
Aisled halls in the Midlands are extremely rare, and few high-
quality medieval town houses have so-far been recorded in
Staffordshire. It is highly likely that considerable medieval
remains survive beneath later cladding.

Listing NGR: SK0923633422

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Source: English Heritage

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