Description: Pear Tree Farmhouse
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281425
OS Grid Reference: TM2121063198
OS Grid Coordinates: 621210, 263198
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2225, 1.2373
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ASHFIELD CUM THORPE
TM 26 SW
5/1 Pear Tree Farmhouse
Former farmhouse. C15 core with C16-C17 alteration. Wing to north added
c.1985. Timber framed and plastered; roof clad in synthetic slates. 3-cell
form. 1 1/2 storeys. Mid C20 casement windows. Cross-entry has mid C20 gabled
porch with boarded and battened door. 3 flat-roofed dormers with standard
small-paned windows. Internal stack with rendered shaft. Interior.
Modernised. Some full-height studding, exposed mainly in the front wall. A
pair of wallposts have blocked mortices for braces supporting the central
truss over an open hall. Evidence for hall window. Stack inserted in upper
end of hall, perhaps preceded by a timber flue. Inserted hall ceiling has
heavy chamfered bridging beam, probably C16, not resting on wallposts. Joists
concealed. Heavy plain square joists in parlour, trimmed for a stairtrap.
Square-headed service doorways of late C16/early C17. The roof is a post-
medieval replacement, probably C17.
Listing NGR: TM2121063198
Source: English Heritage
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