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Description: The Chestnuts
Date Listed: 11 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 309425
OS Grid Reference: SP1764691394
OS Grid Coordinates: 417646, 291394
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5201, -1.7414
WATER ORTON OLD CHURCH ROAD
SP19SE (South side)
4/111 The Chestnuts
House. C15 with later alterations and additions. Timber-framed with brick infill
panels and some brick rebuilding. Plain tile roof; brick ridge stack with
toothed band and pilaster strips. 2-bay hall-house with flanking cross-wings.
Mainly one storey and attic with 2-storey wing to the right. Irregular 5-window
front: C19 glazing bar casements. The right hand cross-wing has the best
preserved framing: large rectangular panels and curved braces;
collar-and-tie-beam roof truss with clasped purlins. Smaller gables to left hand
cross-wing and to left hand side of hall range. Central lean-to porch with C19
ribbed door and a carved stone head to each side. Interior not inspected but
recorded as having a cruck truss.
(N.W. Alock: Cruck Construction: (1981): C.B.A. Research Report No.42, p157)
Listing NGR: SP1764691394
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Source: English Heritage
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