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Eyhurst Farmhouse, Chipstead

Description: Eyhurst Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 January 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 289586

OS Grid Reference: TQ2638956007
OS Grid Coordinates: 526389, 156007
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2892, -0.1889

Location: Reigate and Banstead, Surrey KT20 6JS

Locality: Chipstead
Local Authority: Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT20 6JS

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Listing Text

(East Side off)

4/100 Eyhurst Farmhouse


House. Probably late C14 - early C15, altered C17, C19 and C20. Timber-frame
core encased in, and with additions of flint with red-brick dressings and red
brick; some tile-hanging. Plain tile roofs. Plan: 2-bay open-hall with 2-
storey solar at north-east (upper) end, and formerly a service wing or bay at
south-west (lower) end; floor inserted and stair tower added on south-east side
probably early C17, probably later C17 additions at north-east end; in early
C19, 2-storey 3-bay range added access south-west end (replacing former service
area); various bay-window and single-storey additions and other alterations
later C19 and C20. The most completely original elevation is that at the south-
west end, ie the early C19 range. This is of flint with brick quoins, bands
and quoined openings. Symmetrical, with central doorway having C20 part-glazed
door with panelled jambs protected by large hood on columns with swagged wreath
in tympanum. Either side of door are later tripartite windows with 4-pane sashes
flanking 12-pane sashes. On 1st floor, sashes with glazing bars flank 16-pane
sash. Hipped roof projecting from either return, a full height early C20 bowed
window under oversailing roof. Garden (south-east) elevation has the added
stair tower, although now early C20 in appearance, with large 4-light mullion
and transom stair window below tile-hung gable with paired lights to apex and
carved barge boards. Old stack at right end of central, main, range. Beyond
it, the tile-hung addition which is possibly C17 in origins, has a cross-wing
at the right end, and is of flint with brick dressings on other elevations.
North west elevation mostly C20 in appearance, the former open hall having
a large early C20 canted bay window, 3 early C20 casements to 1st floor, parapet,
and to the roof, on left and forward of ridge, a stack (rising above inserted
fireplace). Former solar, on left, is now of brick. Interior: former hall
has heavily moulded cross-beams at either end, that at lower end having chamfers
in its lower arris from the heads of panels from former plank and muntin panelled
partition wall; on right of window, moulded base of a corbel supporting a large-
scantling arched brace; early C17 alterations include insertion of floor which
has large scantling cross beam with run-out chamfer and joists with similar,
stepped stops to chamfers, also probably the insertion of the spine partition
wall, since a contemporary plaster frieze ofacorns continues along this partition,
and the small fireplace against solar partition with deep timber lintel with
stepped stops to chamfer supported by stone jambs with moulded arrises. Former
solar has cross-beam supporting the short joists which are of large scantling,
closely spaced, and have broad chamfers with stepped and run-out stops (some
of the joists being replacements). Plaster rose and thistle friezes elsewhere
in the house are C19/C20; early C19 range has a contemporary bolection moulded
fireplace. The stair window has reused stained glass dated 1679 and 1681
On 1st floor, more of the original timber frame is visible with very large-scantling
timbers including jewelled wall posts and tie beams with run-out stops; curved
braces; hall solar partition wall; an, most importantly a short, central, crown
post with heavily-moulded base, broadly chamfered arrises with plain stops,
and arched braces to collar purlin and collar; collared rafters. More of the
crown post roof structure is visible in the roof space, having plain crown-posts
at each end of hall with arch braces down to tie-beams; sooting on the rafters,
which are morticed and tenoned at apex; hall-stair partition wall of wattle
and daub, rising full-height; evidence for similar former hall services partition
wall at lower end, and collar purlins extending approx 500 mm into former service

Listing NGR: TQ2638956007

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Source: English Heritage

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