Description: Friars Hall
Date Listed: 18 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280846
OS Grid Reference: TL9716056841
OS Grid Coordinates: 597160, 256841
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1746, 0.8820
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RATTLESDEN HIGH TOWN GREEN
TL 95 NE
3/93 Friar's Hall
House, C15 with alterations of C17 and later. A 3-cell house with an open
hall at the centre, a C17 parlour cell to right and a service cell to left.
One storey and attics. Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched roof, half-
hipped at left-hand end. An axial early C17 chimney of red brick with twin
octagonal flues. 3 C20 eyebrow casement dormers. C20 casements with leaded
lights. C20 gabled plaintiled entrance porch with boarded door. The open
hall has a good central truss: a cambered archbraced tiebeam, and an octagonal
crownpost with moulded and embattled capital and 4-way braces. A blocked 2-
centred arched rear cross-entry doorway. In early C17 a chimney was placed in
the cross-entry with back-to-back open fireplaces, and the service cell was
demolished and replaced by a parlour with an ovolo-moulded binding beam. Two
Small Medieval Houses: Proc. Suff. Inst. Arch: Sylvia Colman B.Sc. 1967.
Listing NGR: TL9716056841
Source: English Heritage
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