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Description: Coldhams House
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 278690
OS Grid Reference: TL8254948147
OS Grid Coordinates: 582549, 248147
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1015, 0.6639
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TL 82 48 18/600
2. House, formerly rectory. Built in 1835. Buff-coloured brick in Flemish
bond slate hipped roof with deep eaves with paired brackets to the soffits.
Brick stacks with brick cornices and strings.
Plan: L-shaped double-depth plan. 2 front rooms, one on either side of the
entrance hall which leads to a stairhall behind the left hand room. The room
on the right and the one behind it are on the symmetrical garden front. Set
back on the left hand side the service wing is an integral part of the design.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay front with original 16-pane sashes in
openings with flat gauged brick arches and central round-arch doorway with
semi-circular fanlight with radiating spider's-web glazing bars, moulded panel
doorcase and original 6-panel door, the bottom panels flush and reeded. The
right-hand elevation facing the garden has symmetrical 3 window arrangement,
C19 16-pane sashes except for the ground floor right hand window which is a
garden window. The rear elevation is also symmetrical 1.2.1 bays of 16-pane
sashes, those on the ground floor larger with low cills. The left hand
elevation has a round-headed stair window, the original sash has radiating
glazing bars at the top. The service wing to its left has smaller 12-pane
sashes in openings with segmental arched. The exterior of the house is largely
unaltered and most of the windows appear to be the original sashes.
Interiors is said to be also unaltered. The hall has a round arch doorway with
a fanlight and a staircase with stick balusters and moulded mahogany handrail.
The ceiling in the principal room and hall and stairwell have moulded plaster
cornices, the stairwell with an acanthus leaf light rose. There might be other
interior featured including original joinery such as doors and chimneypieces.
Listing NGR: TL8254948147
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Source: English Heritage
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