Description: Church Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279564
OS Grid Reference: TM0423969189
OS Grid Coordinates: 604239, 269189
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2829, 0.9928
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WESTHORPE CHURCH ROAD (SOUTH SIDE)
TM 06 NW
4/108 Church Farm House
House. Early C17, altered C20. Timber frame, plastered. Steeply pitched
plaintiled roofs, with some machine tiles. 3 bay hall range with slightly
projecting cross ranges, short parlour to right, 3 bay service wing extends to
rear to form an L on plan. 2 storeys and attic. Almost symmetrical front
with a central entrance in a C20 lean-to porch, part glazed 6 panelled door,
flanking 2-light C20 casements, first floor 1:2:1 light C20 casement, boxed
eaves. Slightly projecting gable fronted ends have C20 3-light casements,
shaped brackets to bargeboards, sham timber framing at apices of gables.
Right return to parlour has a ground floor 2-light casement, first floor part
opening metal frame 3-light casement, internal ridge stack towards rear has
rebated panels to shaft, oversailing cap, to rear pantiled lean-to outshuts.
Left return to service wing has 2 large transomed 5-light part opening metal
frame casements, 2 C19 axial ridge stacks, inner return boarded door into
rear bay, on first floor an early part opening casement, pantiled lean-to
outshut to rear. Interior: hall has a bar stopped axial binding beam, parlour
has a chamfered axial binding beam with moulding defaced, close studding with
chamfered mid-rail, second parlour to front of service wing has early C17
panelling with a guilloche frieze, stop chamfered cross axial binding beam,
ogee stop chamfered crossed binding beams in kitchen. Broad early C19 dogleg
staircase with slat balusters, moulded handrail. First floor parlour chamber
bolection fireplace surround, over hall a quirked wave moulded axial binding
beam, main range and parlour have double butt purlin roofs, collars to
principals, upper arched windbraces, service wing reroofed.
Listing NGR: TM0423969189
Source: English Heritage
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