Description: Slough Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282108
OS Grid Reference: TM3947483078
OS Grid Coordinates: 639474, 283078
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3933, 1.5183
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TM 38 SE WESTHALL
2/34 Slough Farmhouse.
Farmhouse. Mid C16 and later. 2 storeys and attics to main part of front
range; 1½ storeys to the section which adjoins it on the east, and to the rear
range at right angles to it. Timber-framed; faced on the front in whitewashed
brick, rendered on the sides and rear; black glazed pantiles. 2 internal
chimney-stacks with plain red brick shafts. Various 2-light and 3-light
casement-windows: some C20 replacements; 2 3-light early C19 casements with
transome; one small 3-light original window with moulded mullions. Plank door
in a plain surround with wedge lintel. The main part of the front has a 2-
cell internal chimney plan, with a cross-passage at its east end which links
it with the lower range, but also with an original lobby entrance. Both
ground floor rooms have finely-moulded ceilings: joists with roll-mouldings,
and main beams with a complex roll and cavetto moulding with curved stops; the
main beam to the east of the stack even more elaborate that that on the west.
Several original windows with moulded mullions in situ: one on the south wall
of 7 lights. The partition dividing off the cross passage has been removed,
but both outer doorways are in situ, that on the north blocked, and there are
plain exposed joists. On the upper floor, the room to the east of the stack
is in 2½ bays, extending also over the top of the cross passage, and has been
divided into 2. Assembly marks to the open truss. To the west of the stack,
an original fireplace with a large timber lintel, and a narrow door to the
side of it into a closet beside the stack; remains of a high window with
moulded mullions, and 2 large blocked inserted C17 windows to north and south.
The newel stair beside the stack leads up into the original attics. Roof in 6
bays with diminished principals, clasped side purlins and arched windbraces;
the common rafters are covered. The lower section to the east of the cross-
passage, which is slightly later in date than the main range, and replaces an
earlier service area, is clearly framed to be attached to an existing
building. In 3 bays, with no evidence of internal partitions; heavy
unchamfered joists, main beams with chamfer and curved stops; moulded post-
heads. Clasped purlin roof with windbraces. C18 service wing added at rear.
Listing NGR: TM3947483078
Source: English Heritage
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