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Description: Oak Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280984
OS Grid Reference: TM2113171365
OS Grid Coordinates: 621131, 271365
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2959, 1.2415
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HORHAM ATHELINGTON ROAD
TM 27 SW
5/43 Oak Farmhouse
Farmhouse. In 2 main sections. To the right an early C15 former open hall,
the adjoining service cell probably enlarged or rebuilt in C16; this section
was raised and re-roofed c.1800. Left section comprises a mid C16 parlour,
largely unaltered. Timber framed and plastered, lined in imitation of ashlar.
Roof of glazed black pantiles. 2 storeys; an attic floor in the parlour block
is now disused. Scattered fenestration, mainly casements, some of them old;
one first floor sash window. Mid C20 door into hall range. Parlour block has
an integral stack, placed at the junction with the hall: oblong shaft with
moulded base. A later stack against the right gable end. Cambered tie beam
over former open hall, the braces to it not visible. This tie beam carries a
square crown-post with moulded base, the upper part concealed. Some plain,
well-finished studding is exposed in the lower gable wall of the hall. In the
front wall, half of a 2-centre arched cross-entry doorway. C16 inserted floor
has moulded bridging beam, supported at one end by an unusual hollow-moulded
curved brace springing from floor level; the other end of the bridging beam is
concealed. The girding beams at each end of this room are also moulded; the
joists are concealed. Parlour has axial bridging beam with multiform moulding
and moulded joists. The chamber over has exposed studs with curved braces and
substantial plain joists, almost square in section. 2 doorways with 4-centred
arches, the one in the hall with leaf-carved spandrels. Several good C16
doors. Queen-post roof over parlour. Later roof over hall re-uses many
sooted medieval rafters at a shallower pitch.
Listing NGR: TM2113171365
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Source: English Heritage
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