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Description: Brook House
Date Listed: 27 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282250
OS Grid Reference: TM3566684682
OS Grid Coordinates: 635666, 284682
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4093, 1.4636
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In the entry for
ILKETSHALL ST MARGARET
The entry shall be amended to read:- BROOK LANE
ILKETSHALL ST. MARGARET BROOK LANE
TM 38 SE
3/33 Brook Hall.
Former farmhouse. Late C16 and C18. 2 storeys; T-shaped form. Timber-framed
main range, rendered, with some traces of lining; slates. The pitch of the
roof was lowered c.1900. An internal chimney-stack with a large plain shaft
of light-coloured brick. The principal (garden) front has a 3-window range:
some sashes in flush frames with 2 vertical bars to lights, some old 3-light
casements with transomes, one on the upper floor with square-leaded panes of
old glass. C20 replacement 8-panel door to an enclosed porch with a flat,
lead-covered roof. Interior in 6 bays, with chimney bays 3-cell plan; most
timbers concealed. Newel stair by stack. To the south-east side of the
stack, the ground floor and upper room both have ovolo-moulded main beams with
curved stepped stops; to the north-west of the stack, the 3 bays were
originally divided into a one-bay heated room and an adjoining 2-bay unheated
service area (cf. Burkitt's Farmhouse, Westhall). Main beam with very large
chamfer. One upper fireplace has a fine early C19 duck's nest grate. The C18
range, consisting of additional service rooms, is in colour-washed brick with
black glazed pantiles, and has an internal chimney-stack. Various 3-light
casement windows, one with square leaded-panes. Main beams are deep and
narrow; joists of almost square section set on edge. The house stands on a
large complete moated site.
Listing NGR: TM3566684682
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Source: English Heritage
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