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Description: Foundation House
Date Listed: 14 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279498
OS Grid Reference: TM0739871769
OS Grid Coordinates: 607398, 271769
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3049, 1.0406
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GISLINGHAM MILL STREET (SOUTH SIDE)
6/42 Foundation House
School room and master's house, now a house. Mid C17, altered and extended
early C19. Timber frame, plastered. Thatched roof, pantiles on additions. 3
bays, lobby entrance with end stack. 2 storeys and attic. Ground floor:
plinth, to right a C19 part glazed and part raised 6 panelled door in a
bargeboarded gabled porch, two 16-pane architraved sashes with hood moulds.
First floor two 4:8 pane architraved sashes and an architraved dummy window
over entrance. Internal stack at right end, rebuilt cap. Gable end attic 2-
light casements. To rear a boarded door and an architraved door, mixed
casements, on first floor a slightly projecting original ovolo mullioned 4-
light window, 3 lattice leaded lights, 1 metal frame opening light. Attached
to right end a 1 bay 1 storey C19 service addition, a 2-light casement with
hood mould, further right a lower brick outbuilding. Interior: ground floor
was school room, exposed studding, crossed ogee stop chamfered binding beams,
lightly chamfered joists and mid-rail, 2 and 3-light ovolo mullioned window
openings, early C19 stair in front of stack. First floor was master's rooms,
straight arched bracing in walls, 3 and 4-light ovolo mullioned window
openings with some intermediate small diamond mullions, collars and halved
principals clasp purlins.
Listing NGR: TM0739871769
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Source: English Heritage
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