Description: The Grange
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277417
OS Grid Reference: TM1124442920
OS Grid Coordinates: 611244, 242920
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0444, 1.0790
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TM 14 SW WASHBROOK WASHBROOK STREET
22.2.55 The Grange
House, in several builds. C16, C17, extended late C19, the original range and
crosswing now forms crosswing to right. The present main range is partly C16 and early
C17, extended to left in late C19 when left crosswing was added. Partly timber
framed, mostly rendered, some exposed in both medieval and C19 builds. Part
brick. Plaintiled roofs. Main range. Ground floor painted Flemish bond brick,
first floor rendered timber frame. 2 storeys. 3 bays, 2 bays of which are
clearly C16 and C17, the left hand bay contained within C19 extension. Central
late C19 or early C20 studded door beneath raking plaintiled roofed porch
supported on brackets. To left and right later C20 replacement 3-light cross
casements. Three first floor 3-light casements with rectangular leaded lights,
the central light larger. Gault brick axial stack with recessed panels, at left
end, red brick stack to rear of main range, both stacks with oversailing caps.
Left hand cross wing. 2½ storeys. Ground floor Flemish bond brick, upper
storeys exposed tension braced timber frame. Moulded brick band beneath exposed
first floor joist ends. Ground floor part glazed small paned French window.
First floor oriel window with rectangular leaded lights. Gable cross mullion.
Shaped barge boards and drop finials, finial to gable apex. Rear of cross wing
similarly treated. Left hand return has two external red brick stacks with
oversailing caps, and linked to crosswing by timber framed plaintiled links.
First floor tension braced frame. 2-light cross mullion with leaded lights
between stacks at first floor. Similar ground floor window to left, with off
centre single light between the stacks. Rear of main range pargetted in raised
square panels subdivided by flush cross, and central circle alternating with a
square, some also with raised bosses. Ground floor oriel with C20 diamond
leading to closely spaced original, but possibly reset cavetto ogee and roll moulded
mullions. 5-light mullion window immediately to left, with hollow and roll moulded
mullions. Above, first floor 4-light ovolo moulded window with C20 diamond leading,
and similar shorter 2-light sections to left and right. Beyond, to right, ground
and first floor C20 casements of one and 2-lights respectively, and an early C20
brick embattled 2-storey extension, with 2 casements per storey. Right hand wings
jettied 2-bay depth crosswing, gable to road, with exposed frame, with 2 tiers of
tension bracing to first floor, and arch bracing to gable. Single tension bracing
to ground floor. 2-light plain casement to ground floor, 4-pane, 2-light first
floor casement. To left perhaps the original main range; extended to left to house
stack; now internal within gable wall; and with gault brick shaft with recessed
panels. Ground floor facing road, 2-light 4-pane casement beneath label, with
shorter 2-light sections to left and right, with original cavetto moulded mullions.
First floor 2-light, 4-pane casement. The ground floor frame is exposed. The rear
wall, now the right return to the entrance front has ground floor glazed door and
first floor small paned window obscuring mullion window with internal shutter slide.
Interior: Original ground floor chamber has 2-centre arched doorway in transverse
wall, axial beam with cavetto and roll mouldings, cavetto moulded joists. Similar
cavetto and roll moulded beam over former inglenook. Early Cl7 blind arcaded panel
reset over fireplace. Raised panel to right. Cross wing: Brace to transverse
beam is of similar profile to the doorhead in parlour. First floor blocked 3-light
diamond mullion window to rear bay of right hand wall. Queen struts to side purlin
roof. Tie beam braces missing. Jowled posts. Braces to left and right of front
bay of frame. Replaced splat baluster stairs to both parts of house.
Listing NGR: TM1124442920
Source: English Heritage
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