Description: 92, 93 and 94, Bradenstoke
Date Listed: 17 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 316736
OS Grid Reference: ST9997679375
OS Grid Coordinates: 399976, 179375
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5133, -2.0017
There is also a scheduled monument, Village Cross 12m North of St Mary's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
ST 97 NE LYNEHAM BRADENSTOKE
7/48 Nos 92, 93 and 94.
Reputedly monastic guest house; converted to house, then subdivided into three cottages. Circa late C15; converted to house mid to late C16 and into three cottages circa C18. Timber-framed, close-studded and jettied with moulded bressumer at front, plastered panels, large framing at back with curved tension-braces and some brick nogging. Stone tile roof with hipped and gabled ends. Ashlar axial stack with weathering, moulded cap and later brick shaft; enormous stone rubble external gable end stack with set-offs and brick shaft.
PLAN: Original 2-storey putative guest house truncated and converted to 3-room and cross-passage plan house in circa mid to late C16 with kitchen at right end and hall at centre. In circa C18 subdivided into three cottages, the centre a shop. Later C19 and C20 outshuts at rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 1:4 window south east front, the four original bays with close-studding and jettied on moulded bressumer supported on curved joist ends; left bay of jettied range plastered; C19 casements with iron frames, centre first floor with leaded panes, left replaced in C20; centre ground floor C18 shop front with C19 central flush-panel door, overlight and flanking 12-pane sashes with thick glazing bars and old glass; doorway to right has C19 flush-panel door with small canopy on brackets. Set back to left stone rubble bay with C20 casements. Huge stone stack on right end. Rear [NW] slate-hung gable on left with late C19 brick outshut below, C19 brick outshut at centre and late C20 conservatory on right.
INTERIOR: Nos.93 and 94: right-hand room [kitchen] has stone flag floor and moulded axial beam and chamfered joists with step stops, very large fireplace with chamfered Tudor arch timber lintel and chamfered dressed stone jambs; back of room partitioned off by panelled partition. Heavy timber-framed partition on either side of cross-passage. Left-hand room has intersecting moulded ceiling beams forming four ceiled panels, C16/17 panelling, fireplace with moulded stone jambs and moulded Tudor arch timber bressumer with carved spandrels with initials RB; this room partitioned at back by plastered wall with C17 panelled door. First floor divided into four chambers with axial and lateral plastered stud partitions and partly panelled. Left-hand front chamber has moulded stone Tudor arch fireplace. Front right-hand room has small chamfered stone fireplace with cambered arch. No.92 has moulded axial beam, chamfered joists with step stops and fireplace with moulded stone jambs and replaced lintel; fireplace in chamber above with moulded stone jambs and moulded Tudor arch timber lintel with carved spandrels and later cross at centre; left room has blocked unglazed timber window in end wall. The frame has jowled storey-posts and curved braces. Later queen-post roof structure with clasped purlins, the common-rafters and ridge-piece replaced; cross-gabled at right end with curved wind-brace.
An interesting late Medieval timber-framed building, reputedly a guest house for Bradenstoke Priory [Ancient Monument].
Listing NGR: ST9997079373
Source: English Heritage
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