Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 278726
OS Grid Reference: TM0743635367
OS Grid Coordinates: 607436, 235367
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9780, 1.0190
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TM 0735 EAST BERGHOLT GASTON END
House. Early C16 with later alterations and additions. Timber-framed with attached
range to right rendered at front, weatherboarded to rear. Rear extensions rendered.
Plain tile roofs. Red brick stacks. Originally open hall with jettied 2-storey
cross wing to right, through passage to left but former service wing to left no
longer extant. Single-storey range to right and 2-storey gabled addition to rear.
2-bay hall and 2-bay cross wing. Close studding with middle rail. Plank door to
left with long strap hinges in Tudor-arched entrance. 6-light diamond mullion hall
window with oriel of probable C19 date inserted below. Gabled dormer above.
Inserted stack to right of entrance. Cross wing: cross casement with leaded lights.
Brattishedmiddle rail below jetty. Cross casement oriel window above flanked by
original 6-light windows with ovolo principal and diamond subsidiary mullions.
Studding and down braces to gable. Swept roof, ridge stack. Interior: through passage
contains paired Tudor-arched, cavetto-moulded service doorways (now blocked) with moulded
spandrels. Jamb of original rear entrance survives. Hall contains inglenook fire-
place with bressummer. Beam above inglenook with merchant's mark carved in relief.
Wall posts to front and rear have attached chamfered shafts surmounted by short,
half-octagonal posts with moulded capitals. Deep beam with ovolo moulding to outer
face, plain stopped chamfer to other face. Longitudinal beam with ovolo mouldings,
moulded joists. Two C18 corner cupboards with shaped shelves. Cross wing: framing
exposed including wall posts with arch braces to chamfered beam. Studded walls.
Exposed joists. Remains of wall painting with lattice-work in white containing
fleur-de-lys motif on red background. Further section with white paterae on green
background. Painted rail with frieze above with black foliate design on white back-
ground. First floor: hall range, chamfered jowled posts with large chamfered arch
braces forming arch beneath chamfered, cambered tie beam. Foot of crown post
visible, moulded base and cavetto-moulded post. Crown post visible in roof space,
moulded capital and braces to collar purlin. Further unmoulded post at junction
with cross wing. Wall plate with edge-halved scarf. Moulded plank door of probable
C16 date adjacent to stack. Cross wing; posts to stop-chamfered tie beam, mortices
for missing arch-braces. 2 crown posts in roof space, unmoulded with braces to
Listing NGR: TM0743635367
Source: English Heritage
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