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Description: Fields Farmhouse
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 275288
OS Grid Reference: SJ9327555577
OS Grid Coordinates: 393275, 355577
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0974, -2.1019
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HORTON C.P. GRATTON LANE
SJ 95 NW
8/79 Fields Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Dated 1705 and 1715, with substantial mid-C18 addition,
altered early C19. Red brick with ashlar quoins and dressings and coursed
and dressed stone; tie and stone slate roofs; brick end stacks. Front
in 2 parts: gable to left of 2 storeys and attic with verge parapets
and chamfer-mullion casement windows: 2-light to attic, 4-light to
first floor and single-light to ground; boarded door set to right with
circular inscribed datestone R over. Early C19 wing set to
right of 2 storeys with W M parapet on cornice and string
at first floor level; 1715 symmetrical layout of 3 windows;
glazing bar sashes, rusticated voussoir heads, enlarged centre window
with moulded architrave ramped to keystone and taken down as pilastered
background to pediment doorcase on corbels; 4, (arch-top) panel door. C18
wing is stone-faced to rear with large mullioned and transomed stair
window. Rear gable has 4-light, mullioned windows to ground and first
floor, 2-light to attic; further datestone to apex inscribed M
Both datestones refer to the Reade family, conspicuous W R
builders previously of Blackwood Hill (q.v.). 1705
Interior: Chinese Chippendale staircase with dog-gates central to
C18 wing; arch-top panelled cupboards flanking fireplace in room to
right of entrance.
Listing NGR: SJ9327555577
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Source: English Heritage
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