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Description: Highfield House
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285472
OS Grid Reference: TM2528851524
OS Grid Coordinates: 625288, 251524
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1161, 1.2891
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HASKETON BOULGE ROAD
TM 25 SE
3/106 Highfield House
House. Early C17, early C19 and mid C19. Timber framed with a skin of
Flemish bond brick and a plain tiled roof. Two storeys and 2 storeys with
attic. Entrance front: at left is the early-C17 range faced in C19 brick
and at right of this, rising higher, is the early-C19 portion from which
the lower mid-C19 gabled wing projects. This has 2 bays with ground floor
sash windows of 3x4 panes with cambered heads and similar first floor
windows with decorative bargeboards to the gable. Recessed and in the
re-entrant angle at left is an entrance porch having a door of 6 panels
with fanlight. Immediately at left of this is a late-C19 lean-to with
crow-stepped gablet and at left of this is the C16 range which has a C20
classical door surround at left with a 6-panel door with pedimental head
masking an earlier flat-arched head of rubbed brick. To left of this is a
2-light C20 casement with cement lintel and at right is a blocked window
with splayed head which has a doorway at right now partially blocked and
housing a 2-light C20 casement. To the first floor at right is a 2-light
metal-framed C20 casement and to left a single-light casement. Cogged band
below the eaves. The C17 portion has an axial ridge stack at right of
centre and the mid-C19 wing has a stack at rear of its ridge and a further
one at right. Right hand side: to the ground floor at left is a 2-light
casement with C20 metal frames and cement lintel and at left of this in the
early C19 portion is a ground floor 3-light C20 window. Dividing the
floors is a band of 3 bricks depth and to the first floor is a further 3-
light C20 metal-framed window with cement lintel. Left hand gable end: to
the ground floor are two 2-light casements and at first floor level a 2-
light casement. Rear: the C17 portion at right has at right, a projecting
wing with a single-pitch roof and at left of this a cambered-headed doorway
with a glazed door. Two-light casement to first floor with a cambered
head. To left of this is a slightly projecting portion of walling to a 2-
light ground floor casement with cambered head and a similar first floor
window. Above these at attic level are 2 raking dormer windows, each
having 2 casement lights. The early-C19 portion, flush with the refaced
C16 range, has a band of 3 bricks depth between the floors and at ground
floor right a door of 6 panels with an added pedimental porch supported on
brackets. Horned sash window to left of this of 2 x 2 panes and two sash
windows at first floor level of 2 x 4 panes and two sash windows at first
floor level of 3 x 4 panes, with flat-arched heads.
Interior: Massive chamfered ceiling beams to the C16 portion. Baffle-entry
plan with winder staircases, arched braces supported on jowled wall posts.
Pargetting in one first floor room showing fleur de lys in a moulded
plaster surround. To the early C19 portion is a staircase with stick
balusters, moulded newel and moulded handrail. Ribbed door surrounds with
paterae to the upper corners.
Listing NGR: TM2528851524
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