Description: River House
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 277144
OS Grid Reference: TM0007244114
OS Grid Coordinates: 600072, 244114
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0593, 0.9170
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KERSEY CHURCH HILL
TM 0044 58/432 23.1.58
A C15, C16 and later timber framed and plastered building formerly a house of some
importance. Roof tiled. Built on an L shaped plan with wings to the south and west
and an addition on the south end. Part of the front is faced in red brick. 2 storeys.
A fine C16 two storeyed red brick porch projects on the centre of the front, with
panelled pilasters and a rounded gable all surmounted by small pinnacles. In the
gable there is a modern panel inscribed "Ye olde River House 1490". The upper
storey has an original 3-light brick mullioned window surmounted by a moulded
pediment. A moulded brick band divides the storeys. The ground storey arched
entrance way is also surmounted by a moulded brick pediment. The porch is flanked
by C18 double-hung sashes with glazing bars. The addition on the south end is
probably of C16 or C17 origin but altered in the late C18. 2 window range of double-
hung sashes with glazing bars. Roof slate, with a C17 chimney stack with grouped
diagonal shafts. The south end, formerly an interior wall, has wall paintings of
full size figures in C17 costtnae and ornamentation. (Now encased in glass).
Listing NGR: TM0007244114
Source: English Heritage
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