Description: Bluegates Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 277294
OS Grid Reference: TM1462239807
OS Grid Coordinates: 614622, 239807
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0152, 1.1262
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TM 13 NW WHERSTEAD A137
(west side, off)
3/15 Bluegates Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probable C17 range forming crosswing to C18 house with C19 and C20 additions
and alterations. Timber-framed rendered range, partly cased in painted brick.
Otherwise painted brick in Flemish bond. Plain tile roofs. L-shaped plan with 3-bay
crosswing to right and additions to left and rear. 2 storeys, attic and cellar.
C18 range: 5 bays with central early C20 glazed porch flanked by canted bays with
plate glass sashes. 12-pane sashes to first floor. Cornice. 2 gabled dormers with
bargeboards and casements. End stack to left. Crosswing is underbuilt in brick
and has a single-storey later extension to rear gable end. Steeply-pitched roof,
bargeboards to gable. Former external stack to left side, now incorporated into
C19 extension. Interior: crosswing, framing exposed at 1st floor level, chamfered
jowled hall posts, ovolo-mounted tie beam. Pegged long diagonal down brace to studded
wall. Spine beam and transverse beam plastered over. Clasped purlin roof. Very
steep stair to front gable end room. C18 range: closed-string staircase with square
newels, column-on-vase balusters and moulded handrail.
Listing NGR: TM1462239807
Source: English Heritage
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