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Description: Barham Close
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279200
OS Grid Reference: TM1493452310
OS Grid Coordinates: 614934, 252310
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1273, 1.1386
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BARHAM BELL'S CROSS ROAD
TM 15 SW
3/7 Barham Close
(formerly listed as
9.12.55 Barn Close)
House, mid C16 with alterations of early C20. 2 storeys. 3-cell plan; the
right-hand cell is of cross-wing form. Timber-framed; the framing is fully
exposed with arched wind-braces and close-studding, the infill panels
plastered. Thatched roofs, the cross-wing hipped. C17 axial chimney of red
brick. Various mainly C20 casements including some of plaintiled oriel form.
Some original diamond-mullioned windows are exposed and glazed, also one with
ovolo-moulded mullions of c.1600. 1-storey gabled plaintiled entrance porch;
the doorway has reused late-mediaeval timber jambs and a C20 arched head. The
cross-wing has heavy unmoulded joists (some reused from a mediaeval house),
exposed studwork,and a 3-bay chamber above. Clasped-purlin roofs. The roof
over the single-bay hall is lightly smoke-blackened, either by a short-lived
original open hearth or an early accidental fire. The 1st floor joists in the
hall range are on-edge and of C17 or C18, and must represent a major
alteration, possibly the conversion of an open hall.
Listing NGR: TM1493452310
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Source: English Heritage
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