Description: Holdhurst Farm Cottages
Date Listed: 13 June 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 291888
OS Grid Reference: TQ0495837497
OS Grid Coordinates: 504958, 137497
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1271, -0.5015
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TQ 03 NW CRANLEIGH ALFOLD ROAD
5/233 Nos 1 and 2 Holdhurst
Hall house, extended and divided in two. Late C15/early C16, with C17
cross wing to right and C19 and C20 alterations and extensions to
front. Timber framed, clad in whitewashed brick to centre range,
whitewashed roughcast cladding on ground floor ends with fishscale
tile hanging above. Plain tiled roofs, extending down in catslide to
rear. Two bay hall to centre with right hand bay truncated and
rebuilt as cross wing in C17, left hand end rebuilt in C17 and both
ends extended in C19 to form projecting wings. Two storeys with part
tile hung stack to right hand end, on cross wing, and larger multiple
stack to rear right of centre; smaller stacks to rear of right hand
wing and to left of left hand wing. C19 and C20 fenestration, the
majority casements, with three windows across the first floor of the
centre range and one 3-light casement to the first floor right, one
4-light window to first floor left. Three ground floor windows to
centre range of varying size, that to right of centre of five lights.
C20 half-glazed doors in the right hand wing, behind a plastic porch,
further half glazed door to left of the left hand wing with adjacent
window and large C20 metal casement window placed diagonally across
the re-entrance angle.
Right hand return front; some framing exposed with brick infilling.
Four-light ovolo-moulded window to centre. Pentice extension to rear
of two framed bays with large planked door and casement window.
Interior: much of the frame has been covered or removed with the
exception of the inserted floors across the centre. Large ceiling
joists and spine beams are exposed in the ground floor centre room,
decorated with lambs tongue stops. Thinner square panel frame exposed
to right hand end around a newel staircase. First floor has much
exposed framing with arched bracing, part truncated by doorcases and
thick partition framing in the centre-right of the first floor. The
two builds are exposed, approximately 6 inches apart on the first
floor with the jowled post and arched brace of the older range towards
the centre. In the roof space to the right hand half is a plain crown
post supporting a truncated collar purlin, with diagonal bracing from
the post to the tie beam and one arched brace from the crown post to
the collar purlin, sooted, the other having been removed.
Listing NGR: TQ0495837497
Source: English Heritage
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