Description: Dene Farmhouse
Date Listed: 9 July 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 290381
OS Grid Reference: TQ2381246148
OS Grid Coordinates: 523812, 146148
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2011, -0.2292
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LEIGH DEANOAK LANE
TQ 24 NW
north side (off)
Farmhouse. Late C15 or early C16 hall (possibly open) and crosswing, reclad in
C18 and C19 and altered in 1920s. Ground floor clad in brick, 1st floor in
mixture of plain and patterned tiles. Renewed tiled roof with 2 C19 brick
chimneystacks. 4 1920s oak casement windows and 1920s 2 storey porch in angle
of L with doorcase flanked by sidelights and with flat wooden hood on brackets.
Attached to the house is a circular 1920s summerhouse in brick with conical
tiled roof incorporating a dovecot. Rear elevation has gabled extension in C18
brickwork in form of a stair turret and 1 storey C18 brick extension on to
kitchen. Interior: has a 1920s staircase hall but otherwise late C15 or early
C16 frame. Kitchen has 2 inch chamfered spine beam with lambs tongue stop and
Dining room has similar with similarly moulded ceiling beams. Lounge has 2 1/2
inch spine beam with lambs tongue stop. Hall has sawn through beam with
inserted 1920s lined oak staircase in Jacobean style. 1st floor crosswing has
front room with crown post and wall frame with curved braces. Jowled upright
posts. The adjoining room has midrail and diagonal braces. Curved tie beam
with 2 inch chamfers and lambs tongue stop and tie beam with brush light
marks. Crosswing has crown post roof with collar beam upbrace to collar beam
and old pegged rafters. The main part of the house has angled queen struts and
some curved windbraces. Some of the rafters appear smoke blackened but owner
reported the house has suffered a fire at some time.
Listing NGR: TQ2381246148
Source: English Heritage
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