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Description: Little Watchbury, Watchbury House
Date Listed: 21 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 307928
OS Grid Reference: SP2736761076
OS Grid Coordinates: 427367, 261076
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2472, -1.6006
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BARFORD High Street
No 8 (Watchbury House),
No 10 (Little
21.4.83 Watchbury), No 12
Large circa C17 timber-framed range (divided into three dwellings) with large
early C19 additions at rear. C17 portion consists of one storey and attic,
six-bay range, three with gables and one with a later gabled porch. Brick
infill panels and stone plinth. Steeply pitched plain tile roof with gabled
ends. All six gables have ornate C19 bargeboards. Two 3- and two 4-light
casements at ground floor, also oriel bay window; at first floor two 3- and two
4-light casements, all with leaded panes. The gabled porch has ornate timber
framing (herringbone and circles). The arched entrance to porch has relief
carvings in spandrels and musicians in the side panels; below are turned
balusters on a riser of linen-fold panelling. Two brick ridge chimney stacks
each with four square shafts. Attached to rear of No 8 and at right angles, is
an early C19 brick, two-storey, three-bay house. Attached to rear of Nos 10
and 12 is large early C19 brick house enlarged in early C20. Two storeys and
attic. Early C20 addition attached to east of C17 portion, recessed 4 ft
behind front wall of earlier part of No 12. Single storey fronting road in
line with front wall of C17 portion is balustrade and lych gate under tiled
Listing NGR: SP2736761076
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Source: English Heritage
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