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Description: Church Close
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277364
OS Grid Reference: TM1254144987
OS Grid Coordinates: 612541, 244987
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0625, 1.0992
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TM 1245 and TM 1244 SPROUGHTON CHURCH LANE
5/36 and 6/36 Nos 1-4, Church Close
22.2.55 as Church Close)
House, formerly the Old Rectory, divided into 4 houses and flats 1961. Late
C15, C17, c1836. Timber framed,rendered, lined as ashlar, brick, some colourwashed,
plain tile roofs. Complex plan, gable to road. A long range, of late C15 end
jettied range and jettied crosswing, C17 range, with early C19 wing at right
angles, and wing to rear of c1836, partially on line with medieval crosswing.
1½, 2 and 2½ storeys, cellars. Late C15 range. 3 first floor leaded casements.
Brick porch in Flemish bond, painted, parapet of c1836 reuses c1500 carved spandrels
in arch. C20 door. Blocked doorway to left. Crosswing. Horned sash, and
C19 door reset from rear of house, replacing C19 window. 1st floor 3-light
timber casement. C17 range. 1½ and 2 storeys, timber framed, encased in brick,
rendered and lined as ashlar. Scattered fenestration of C19 and C20 casements
and one horned sash. 3 half-dormers with casements beneath carved bargeboards.
One leaded casement. 2 C20 doors, that to right beneath porch incorporating
cusped brattishing in the gable, carved spandrels and tall octagonal crown post
with moulded cap and base and 2 braces, probably from the earlier range and
set up c1836. Painted brick 2 storey range to right, of scattered fenestration.
Axial stacks of grouped polygonal shafts with moulded caps mostly C19 and later,
including one between hall and crosswing, one to left of C17 range, one inserted
in jettied roadside gable. Rear. 2 1st floor leaded casements, one an C18 cross
casement, one as those to front. 1836 brick wing, 2 storeys. 3 1st floor leaded
casements one probably early C18, reset.
Interior: Late C15 range of 2 unequal bays, crosswing of 2 or 3 curtailed bays
(now part of No 2). Mutilated crown post roof with one octagonal post with
embattled cap, and longitudinal braces. Crosswing. Open truss with renewed
braces, probably renewed c1836. 1836 stair of stick balusters, wreathed handrail,
turned newel. Two 6-panel doors with egg and dart moulding to raised and fielded
panels. Cellar beneath crosswing and 1836 wing said to have early brickwork.
Roof not inspected but described from photograph.
Listing NGR: TM1254144987
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Source: English Heritage
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