Description: The Croft
Date Listed: 26 July 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 326345
OS Grid Reference: SE5143736835
OS Grid Coordinates: 451437, 436835
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8252, -1.2200
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CHURCH FENTON CHURCH STREET
SE 53 NW
4/7 The Croft
House. Probably C16 or earlier with later additions and alterations including probable
C17 range and C20 extension to rear. Timber framed, now rendered with stone slate
and pantile roofs. Main block of 2 storeys and 3 unequal bays probably
double aisled originally with outshut to rear and with added range at right
angles probably replacing earlier wing, set slightly back to right. Off-
centre entrance a C20 part-glazed door. C20 casement windows throughout.
Hipped roof to added range with pent-roofed adjunct at join. End stacks.
Catslide roof to rear extension. Interior: substantial timber frame exposed
with massive timbers, jowled posts with straight braces and wall studding.
Some tension braces. Aisle plate has short section of filleted ovolo and
hollow chamfer moulding, cut off at later extension. Common rafter roof,
showing mortices for original collars with kerb principals with clasped and
trenched purlins. Cambered central tie beam shows mortices suggesting
possible former crown post with side braces. Smoke blackening. Pigeon
nesting boxes to roof of later range.
Listing NGR: SE5143736835
Source: English Heritage
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