Description: Bennetts Farmhouse
Date Listed: 1 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 279933
OS Grid Reference: TM0181053621
OS Grid Coordinates: 601810, 253621
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1440, 0.9480
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RINGSHALL BILDESTON ROAD
TM 05 SW
5/158 Bennetts Farmhouse
House, C15 or early C16 with C17 and C19 alterations. 1 storey and attics.
3-cell plan. Timber-framed: the front wall encased in mid C19 red brick,
other walls plastered. Thatched roof, half-hipped at left hand end. Axial
C17 chimney of red brick. One C19 gabled casement dormer. C19 small-pane
casements and boarded entrance door. A central open hall has had its open
truss removed, but most of the smoke-blackened coupled-rafter roof remains;
there is evidence for a former crownpost system. The right hand cell also has
a smoke-blackened roof, suggesting that the partition wall was not of full
height. An inserted floor in the hall and a chimney in the former cross-
passage are C17 alterations. Framing largely concealed.
Listing NGR: TM0181053621
Source: English Heritage
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