Description: Half Moon
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277333
OS Grid Reference: TM0956644715
OS Grid Coordinates: 609566, 244715
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0612, 1.0557
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TM 04 SE BURSTALL THE STREET
3/5 Half Moon
(formerly listed as Half
22.2.55 Moon Public House)
House, formerly public house, converted from row of cottages. C16 with later
alterations and additions. Timber-framed, brick faced and rendered, replacing
braided pargetting, some of which survives at rear, tile roof. L-plan. 3 cell,
lobby entrance plan, kitchen/bakehouse to rear, and added right hand bay; formerly
a 2 bay open hall. 2 storeys. Scattered fenestration of timber casements, door
set in brick porch, all 1970's. Axial brick stack, probably inserted. Interior:
Left hand cell, heavy jowelled posts and chamfered main beam. 4-light diamond
mullioned window with shutter groove in rear wall. Hall, jowelled posts, chamfered
at first floor level, one terminating with jewel stop. Inserted ground floor
ceiling beam, coarsely chamfered with run-out stop. Blocked full height 4-light
diamond mullion window on rear wall. Bressummr carved with mark resembling
spectacles. First floor, left hand room, 5-light diamond mullion window on rear
wall, adjacent to stack. Stack decorated with monochrome linear painting or stencil,
c1600, depicting heads and foliage. Rear room, blocked 2-tight diamond mullion
window. Roof largely C20, but original rafters survive cut off at purlin level.
Tie beams cut over hall. Said to have been a projecting box bed over porch or
doorway. Kitchen and bakehouse retains bread oven. Before restoration of 1970's,
pargetting to front dated 1732 or 1737.
Listing NGR: TM0956644715
Source: English Heritage
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