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Whitemeads, Cranleigh

Description: Whitemeads

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 291729

OS Grid Reference: TQ0567137150
OS Grid Coordinates: 505671, 137150
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1239, -0.4914

Location: Knowle Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8JW

Locality: Cranleigh
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU6 8JW

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Listing Text


6/90 Whitemeads (formerly
9/3/60 listed as Bridge Cottage)

The entry shall be amended to read:

6/90 Whitemeads (formerly
9/3/60 listed as Bridge Cottage)


Farmhouse, now house. Late C15 with later alterations and extension to right of
1953. Timber-framed with colourwashed brick infill and tension bracing to two
bays on left; C19 colourwashed brick to ground floor and to left side wall;
extension of 1953 mostly of colourwashed brick but with reused timbers; tipped
roof with gablets; early C17 brick ridge stack and C18 brick with oversailing
courses. Late C15 plan of central one-bay open hall flanked by 2-storey solar
bay to left and cross passage and service bay to right; smoke-hood, added to
hall and against cross passage. Circa 1550, replaced by brick chimney c.1600
when hall floored over; divided into two in C18. 2 storeys; late C15 house of
3-window range with gabled C20 porch and C20 window with latticed lights; 1953
extension of 2-window range to right. Interior not inspected but noted as
having exposed timber framing with chamfered beams and jowled posts to tie beams
of late C15 collar-truss roof with clasped purlins. Central former open hall
has smoke-blackened rafters, and nailed framing with wattle partition to inser-
ted smoke bay of c.1550; first-floor of solar bay to left is jettied into hall,
with rounded jettied joists to crossing rail; inserted open fireplace of c.1600
with stop-chamfered bressummer; former bacon-smoking chamber over cross



6/90 Whitemeads
9/3/60 (Formerly listed as
Bridge Cottage)


House. Late C16 with C17 addition to right. Timber framed with whitewashed brick
infill to exposed first floor frame, whitewashed brick underbuild. Hipped plain
tiled roof with end gablets. Two storeys with front stack to right of centre and
ridge stack to left. Arch bracing to first floor left, thinner frame to right.
Diamond-pane leaded casement fenestration throughout, five windows on first floor
and three on ground floor under wooden lintels. Gabled brick porch to left of
centre. Wing at right angles to rear.

Listing NGR: TQ0567137150

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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