Description: Red House
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281413
OS Grid Reference: TM2217168545
OS Grid Coordinates: 622171, 268545
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2701, 1.2548
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WORLINGWORTH SHOP STREET
TM 26 NW
5/132 Red House
House. Early C16 to rear, late C18 front block. Double-pile form. Red brick
with wooden modillion eaves cornice; roof has C20 plaintiles to front and
glazed black pantiles to rear. Older work timber framed and plastered under a
pantiled roof. 2 storeys and attics. 5-bay facade: flush-frame sashes with
glazing bars under flat rubbed brick arches. Doorcase has pilasters with
dosserets, an open pediment and panelled reveals; 6-panel raised and fielded
door, semi-circular fanlight with radiating glazing bars. 3 pedimented
dormers with 2-light small-paned windows. Gable stacks. The left gable end
has various sash windows and blind panels; this wall screens the earlier work
by means of a flat parapet before sloping steeply down at the rear.
Internally the earlier range has some good exposed framing. Hall has close
studding and a moulded bridging beam with a band of running leaf carving on
the soffit. In the side wall of the parlour, close to the gable end, is a
blocked C16 doorway with 4-centre arched head. At the service end the C16
structure is only visible on the upper floor. Attic floor has closely-spaced
plain joists set flat. Roof has 2 rows of wind-braced butt purlins; over the
hall and parlour chambers there are slightly cambered collars with long solid
arched braces meeting at the centre. Front range has original well stair with
stick balusters, in 2 flights.
Listing NGR: TM2217168545
Source: English Heritage
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