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Description: Amor Hall
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277415
OS Grid Reference: TM1162342372
OS Grid Coordinates: 611623, 242372
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0393, 1.0842
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TM 14 SW WASHBROOK OFF THE STREET
House. Mid C16, early C17, mid C19. Timber framed, rendered, the front lined as
ashlar, plaintile roofs, that to main range crested. Brick stacks one axial, one
external to right return, both with paired C19 ornamented shafts with oversailing
caps, curtailed external stack to left. The right hand stack is partly c1700, of
mixed bonds, offset at base and at first floor. 2 storeys, part with cellar. 4
bay facade. Crosswing to left. Ground floor of three 3-light small paned cross
casements, two C19, that to right renewed 1987. C19 canted porch with tiled
roof, 4 panel plank and muntin door beneath label, and with blind tracery to the
head of the panels. To each side a 4 pane fixed light beneath similar label.
First floor 2-light small paned casement over door, the other three windows are
3-light casements; all first floor windows beneath labels. Small inserted glazed
light to left of 2-light window. Moulded brackets support elaborate roll and
billet moulded oversailing cornice. Left hand cross wing now part garage, timber
framed, hipped roof to south east. Two-light casement with label to side of
garage doors, small first floor light above. South-east face, two ground floor
6-pane 2-light casements, 3-light first floor casement, 2-light raking dormer
casement. C19 brick stack linked to roof by tiled roof. Brick outshut, with
slate roof. Rear of cross wing has exposed collar, and assorted casements. Rear
of main range; brick ground floor outshut with C19 and C20 openings, slated
roof. Three first floor 3-light 4 pane casements beneath labels. Right hand
return. Single light casement to rear of stack. Interior. Cellar beneath
parlour, stop chamfered beams, horizontal joists. Hall stack enclosed, with
fireplace inscribed JTAD 185L (7 or 4) HT (Took). Cross beams with hollow and
ogee mouldings to all but right hand component which is plain chamfered. some
chamfered joists. Parlour to right, c1600 decoratively plastered longitudinal
beam, the soffit bearing repeated motif of slender scrolls deriving from
lozenge. Finely moulded ogee and filleted cornice. Plain chamfered longitudinal
beam to kitchen. First floor, some exposed frame with jowled posts, beams
crudely cut or covered, cross beams over hall. Blocked rear mullion window to
attic stair, remains of window to ground floor to front of stack. Butt purlin
roof to right hand bay, larger scantling 2-tier staggered purlin roof to
remainder, with collars at random, and struts to lower purlins. Weatherboarded
closed truss between roof builds. Cross wing chamfered wall plate, jowled
posts, the roof covered in. Horizontal ceiling joists, some original ceiling and
wall material in garage.
Listing NGR: TM1162342372
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Source: English Heritage
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