Description: The Close
Date Listed: 21 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 305602
OS Grid Reference: SP4321049747
OS Grid Coordinates: 443210, 249747
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1443, -1.3700
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FARNBOROUGH FORGE LANE
SP4349 (North side)
16/27 The Close
House. 1615; possibly earlier origins; altered late C19/C20. Early C20 rear
wing. Coursed squared ironstone; part of back wall rebuilt in brick. Slate roof
has coped gable parapets, on left with moulded kneelers; C20 brick end stacks.
3-unit plan, extended to T-plan. 2 storeys; 4-window range. C20 half-glazed door
in second bay. Stone cavetto moulded mullioned windows with hood moulds, to left
and above door, on ground floor of 4 lights, on first floor of 3 lights. To
right, ground floor has C19 three-light windows with horizontal glazing bar, and
small central window with glazing bars. First floor has large 4-light C19 window
on left and C20 two-light window on right, with horizontal glazing bars. Wood
lintels to most openings. 3-light mullioned window to rear. Rear wing has
3-light chamfered stone mullioned windows. Interior: good early C17 staircase
has shaped splat balusters, moulded hand rail and newel posts with shaped
finials. Room to left has fine moulded Tudor arch stone fireplace with sunk
spandrels and chamfered jambs. 8-panelled linenfold door, with linenfold
panelling. Kitchen has small built-in cupboard with early C17 panelled door with
2 jewel mouldings. First floor room on left has open fireplace with
stop-chamfered bressumer, and early C17 panelled dado to one wall.
Listing NGR: SP4321049747
Source: English Heritage
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