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Description: Pountney Hall
Date Listed: 17 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280306
OS Grid Reference: TM0815573706
OS Grid Coordinates: 608155, 273706
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3220, 1.0529
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MELLIS THE COMMON (NORTH WEST
TM 07 SE
3/18 Pountney Hall
House. Late C16 or early C17 for Clarke family, reduced in size and altered
c.1810. Timber frame with clay lump additions. Plastered. Steeply pitched
plaintiled roofs. Once a much larger half H plan house, remaining 3 cell
block was probably service range originally. 2 storeys and attics. Front has
a 6 raised panelled part glazed door to right of centre, hooded architrave,
flanking early C19 3-light glazing bar metal frame casements with cusped
Gothic heads. First floor 3-light glazing bar casements. Boxed eaves. A
stack inserted towards left in front roof slope. Right gable end extruded
stack with projecting brick bands, exposed plates and double purlins. Left
gable end similar 3 and 4-light casements with Gothic heads, hood moulds. To
rear a 6 raised panelled architraved door, flanking 3-light glazing bar
casements, 2 lights on first floor to left. To rear right an early dairy bay
separately roofed with a parallel ridge, 2 light casements, brackets to
exposed plates, single purlins, raised eaves to rear. Attached to right of
main range and dairy bay are 2 parallel C19 clay lump service outshuts with
lower parallel roofs, double doors, 3-light casement, gable end pentice board.
Interior not inspected. (East Anglian Miscellany, 1918, pp54-74).
Listing NGR: TM0815573706
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Source: English Heritage
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