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Description: Chilton House
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280594
OS Grid Reference: TM0277462114
OS Grid Coordinates: 602774, 262114
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2199, 0.9671
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HAUGHLEY OLD STREET (SOUTH SIDE)
-09/12/55 No.32 Chilton House and
No.34 Mulbra House
(formerly listed as
Chilton House (pair))
Two houses, built as one in late C16; possible earlier core. 3-cell plan with
lobby entrance. 5 windows. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered.
Plaintiled roof with a detilled wooden eaves cornice. An axial chimney, the
shaft rebuilt in mid C20 red brick. 3 early C18 small pane sashes with thick
glazing bars at ground storey , those at No.32 restored in C20. Various C18,
C19 and C20 casements at 1st storey. Two good early C18 doorways with Gibbs
surrounds, pulvinated friezes and pediments, entrance doors with 6 fielded
panels. Late C16 queenpost roof surviving in part; most of the roof was
rebuilt in pine in C18. Mulbra House has some massive unchamfered floor
joists of C16 type; framing otherwise mainly concealed. This building is
believed to have been a Town-house in C18, and previously a guildhall.
However, its construction appears to post-date the dissolution of the guilds
Listing NGR: TM0277462114
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Source: English Heritage
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