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Description: Vale Farmhouse
Date Listed: 15 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 286566
OS Grid Reference: TM2943853015
OS Grid Coordinates: 629438, 253015
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1278, 1.3506
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UFFORD UPPER STREET
TM 25 SE
16/3/66 Vale Farmhouse
House, formerly farmhouse. C16 and C17 with a mid C19 refacing. Timber
framed with wattle and daub and brick nogged infill and Flemish bond brick
with a pantile roof, originally thatched. Road front: projecting timber
framed wing at left which has a central ground floor oriel window of 6
lights, the lateral lights being blocked. Moulded sill and mullions.
Pargetted walling to either side of this. Jettied first floor supported on
brackets. Close studded walling with arched braces. Central C19 three-
light oriel with a brattished sill, originally an oriel similar to that at
ground floor level as mullion holes to the underside of the gable bressumer
show. This gable has a moulded bressumer supported by arched braces.
Close studded walling with brick nogged infill, and a central 4-light
window with large C20 plank mullions. To right of this and recessed is the
axial range, refaced in C19 brick. This is of 3 bays near-symmetrically
disposed with, at ground floor centre, a 4-panel door with a moulded
classical surround. To either side of this are ground floor sash windows
of 2x2 panes with a heavy lintel supported on console brackets. Three
similar windows to the first floor, all having stone sills. To the ridge
is a massive rectangular stack at left with broaches connecting to 4
clustered diamond-section flues with moulded tops. To the right hand gable
end is a further stack with offsets. French windows to this gable end and
a slightly recessed wing at right again with rendered walling. Ground
floor C20 three-light window and to the first floor a 4-light window with
ovolo-mouled surround. Rear: rendered walling. Projecting wing at left
with a 2-light ground floor casement. C20 mezzanine single-light window at
right of this and a 2-light first floor window. Axial range at right of
this with a 6-panel door at left with 2 upper glazed panels. Three light
casement at right of this and an upper 3-light C16/C17 window with diamond-
section mullions. To far right is a C20 four-light window. To the first
floor are 3-light and 4-light C20 windows. Gable at right. Extending at
right is a low single-storey gabled C20 wing.
Interior: chamfered ceiling beams and joists to the drawing room with C17
panelling and fire surround inserted in the C20. Further chamfered beams
and studded walling to other ground floor rooms. Evidence of subsidence at
the end of the house furthest from the cross wing which may explain the
partial refacing in C19 brick. The roof appears to have been largely
Listing NGR: TM2943853015
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