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Description: The Laurels
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281561
OS Grid Reference: TM1898766616
OS Grid Coordinates: 618987, 266616
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2541, 1.2070
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KENTON EYE ROAD
TM 16 NE
1/137 The Laurels
Farmhouse. In 2 parts: a C16 2-cell main range with a C16 or early C17
service range, perhaps once a unit house, at right angles to the right,
originally detached. The 2 are now linked by a later one-storey addition.
Main range. Timber framed with exposed close studding and reverse-curved
braces; the rear is plastered. Roof clad in polythene sheeting pending
replacement of the tiles; the front slope was plaintiled. 2 storeys. 3
windows, C19 sashes with glazing bars, 16-paned to ground floor, 12-paned to
upper floor. To lower right a blocked original window with chamfered
mullions. Lobby entry: C19 brick porch, plastered and lined to imitate
ashlar; scalloped bargeboards with spike finial; 5-panel door, the upper panel
glazed. Stack has plain oblong shaft, rebuilt 1953 as dated on base; the
other date, 1829, may be when the tiled roof replaced thatch. The one-storey
link to the right is plastered and plaintiled. Interior not examined.
Service range. Timber framed and plastered, pantiled roof. 2 storeys. East
gable end (facing road) has long slatted ground floor window, the central
section with original diamond mullions. In the apex of the gable is a
pargetted spray of foliage. Side wall to north has further slatted windows
and various old casements, one diamond-leaded. Boarded doors to ground and
first floors. Stack at west gable end, the shaft mostly rebuilt in C19.
Interior not examined, the upper floor said to be entirely unmodernised.
Listing NGR: TM1898766616
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Source: English Heritage
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