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No 14 (The Porch House), with Cottage and Garage Range to East, Lacock

Description: No 14 (The Porch House), with Cottage and Garage Range to East

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315548

OS Grid Reference: ST9154568406
OS Grid Coordinates: 391545, 168406
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4146, -2.1230

Location: High Street, Lacock, Wiltshire SN15 2LQ

Locality: Lacock
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN15 2LQ

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Listing Text

ST 9168
(south side)
4/113 No 14 (The Porch House),
with cottage and garage range
to east

House C16 and C17 on earlier core, timber-frame and rubble stone
with stone slate roofs. Two storeys and attic, the cottage
adjoining of 1 1/2 storeys. Main front is of two close-studded gables
over a rubble stone ground floor. Ground floor has four C20
eighteen-pane sashes, first floor triple casement each side, and
larger gable, to left has attic casement pair and left side stack.
Rubble stone side wall to right has large, partly corbelled C16
outside stack. To left of main range is lower range, possibly C14
in origin with projecting 2-storey porch, gabled, timber-framed
with heavy arched timbers to entry and inner doorway, jettied upper
floor and 4-light timber-mullion window with cusped lights. Porch
is apparently C15. Range to east is largely rebuilt in early C20
by H. Brakspear as service wing but throughway between garages and
domestic section has a full cruck truss exposed within, similar to
those found elsehere an this side of High Street. Behind main
range is parallel rear wing, probably C17 raised in C18, two-storey
with 3-window south front and west stack. Thick glazing bar sashes
to ground floor south-west room, sashes and casements elsewhere.
Interior: Passage behind porch has heavy chamfered beam on east
side. In main range, left room has moulded Tudor-arched stone
fireplace and shelf, probably C16. Right side, a cross-wing
possibly of C15 date unaltered when left side was reconstructed,
has heavy beamed compartmental ceiling to ground floor, C17
panelling and plain Tudor-arched fireplace. Room above has 1½ bay
wind-braced roof with tie-beam-and-collar truss carried, at inner
end, on massive jowelled post. Left side has heavy beamed first
floor ceiling and, in attic, unusual truss with king-post and
horizontal pieces each side, curved at springing from principal
rafters. Truss matches those in Lacock Abbey service court and in
barn, now Fox-Talbot Museum (q.v.). Rear range contains late C17
open well stair with turned balusters, square newels with caps and
pendants, and dado panelling. Ground floor south-west room has C18
fielded panelled window seats and some reset C16 encaustic tiles
from Lacock Abbey in fireplace. Four-bay single purlin roof.
Plans by H. Brakspear c1910 for C.H. Talbot of Lacock Abbey show
timber-framing was plastered over prior to restoration.

Listing NGR: ST9154568406

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Source: English Heritage

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