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Description: Holbeck House
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279253
OS Grid Reference: TM1335454244
OS Grid Coordinates: 613354, 254244
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1453, 1.1168
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CODDENHAM CHURCH ROAD
8/5 Holbeck House (formerly
9-12-55 listed as Holbeck)
House. C15 with alterations of early C17 and later. The major part of a 3-
cell open hall house; the remainder is now contained within the adjoining
house known as The Homeland. Timber-framed and pebble-dashed. Plaintiled roof
with one gabled casement dormer. An axial chimney of red brick. 2 storeys and
attics. C19 and C20 casements, most having small panes. C20 lean-to
plaintiled entrance porch with boarded door. The central 2-bay open hall has
an open crown-post truss; a cambered tie beam carries a chamfered square
crown-post with 4-way braces. Arch-braces beneath the tie-beam were deep and
met at the centre but are now removed; the wall-posts below retain polygonal
shafts. At the high end of the hall is a blocked 2-centred arched doorway
into the parlour cell, which has an original massive upper floor. Good arch-
braced close studding and other framing exposed. In C16 or early C17 a wide
hall fireplace was built backing onto the cross-passage, the latter now being
in the adjoining house. Beside the fireplace is an internal window with C17
splat balusters. An upper floor with on-edge joists was inserted into the
hall in C17. In 1220 a small cell of Cistercian Nuns was founded close to the
Church of St. Mary, and local tradition holds that the present house stands
upon that site.
Listing NGR: TM1335454244
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Source: English Heritage
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