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Description: Barleyhouse Farmhouse
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279767
OS Grid Reference: TM2002061879
OS Grid Coordinates: 620020, 261879
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2112, 1.2190
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WINSTON THORPE LANE, ASHFIELD
TM 26 SW
Former farmhouse, early C16 with alterations of early C17. 2 storeys. 3-cell
cross-passage entrance plan; early C17 parlour block. 2 storeys. Timber-
framed and roughcast. Concrete plaintiled roof, the main range hipped with
gablets. An axial chimney of red brick, rebuilt c.1980; an early C17 gable
chimney in the parlour wing, with an external recess resembling a fireplace
but of uncertain purpose. Mid C20 casements; a number of large original
diamond-mullioned windows restored and glazed, and others have ovolo-mullions
of C17 form. C20 entrance doorway on south side at cross-entry. High quality
C16 framing, unmoulded, fully exposed internally. Arch-windbraced close-
studding, very closely spaced in the parlour only. Heavy well-chamfered floor
joists. Evidence for 4-centred arched doorways now altered, in conventional
positions. Crownpost roof: square posts with long 2-way plank braces. Back-
to-back brick open fireplaces of C17 form, almost rebuilt c.1980; evidence for
original timber-framed chimney in same position. The added parlour block has
plain framing and wind-braced clasped purlin roof, and a newel stair in
attached tower; an unusual C17 2-storey splayed bay of red brick, once
plastered to simulate ashlar work, with altered mullioned windows. Good
moulded arched parlour fireplace.
Listing NGR: TM2002061879
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Source: English Heritage
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