Description: Gatehouse Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280139
OS Grid Reference: TM2728472588
OS Grid Coordinates: 627284, 272588
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3043, 1.3324
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TM 27 SE
4/19 Gatehouse Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C16 with a small C14 core. Extended to left c.1971. Timber
framed and plastered with a thatched roof. 2 storeys and attic. 3-cell form.
Various casement windows, mainly C18, with C20 diamond-leaded glass. One mid
C20 dormer. Internal stack rebuilt mid C20 with 2 shafts set diamondwise. 2
mid C20 doors at rear. Much good quality structure is exposed. 2-bay hall
with heavy plain joists and solid arched braces between wall posts and
bridging beam (one missing). Stack inserted into upper bay of hall c.1700,
preceded by a smaller smoke bay, also in the upper end of the hall. One 4-
centre arched service doorway remains. Plain parlour joists, one half of the
ceiling raised. In rear wall of parlour, adjacent to the gable end, a blocked
C14 doorway (in situ) with 2-centre arched head. The gable end wall is also
C14 although the studding is lost; evidence for a ground floor window with
heavy square mullions. From its position adjacent to a gable end it seems
likely the doorway led into another wing or perhaps a stair tower. Hall
chamber has open truss with arched-braced tie beam. Queen-post roof,
originally half-hipped. The roof was partly renewed after a fire in 1971.
Listing NGR: TM2728472588
Source: English Heritage
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