Description: Low Cleaves
Date Listed: 2 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 332573
OS Grid Reference: SE4955883180
OS Grid Coordinates: 449558, 483180
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2419, -1.2410
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SUTTON-UNDER-WHITESTONECLIFFE MAIN STREET
SE 48 SE
(NORTH SIDE, OFF )
6/39 LOW CLEAVES
Farmhouse. Mid C18, added to and altered c1800. Red and pink brick in English
garden wall bond with coursed squared stone to rear and to left return; pantile
roof. 2 Storeys, 1:2 bays, the left bay a taller addition. The two right-hand
bays have, on left, steps up to door which has an upper, round-arched, glazed
panel with Gothic glazing bars and wooden surround with fluted pilasters and
entablature; on right, a 16-pane sash with glazing bars, 2-panel shutters and
stone lintel; lst-floor 2-course band and two 12-pane side-sliding sashes with
stone cills; stepped and dentilled eaves; rebuilt stack at right end. Left-hand
bay has a large 16-pane sash with glazing bars, flush wood architrave and
panelled shutters below a sash with glazing bars and stone cill; stepped and
dentilled eaves; renewed brick end stacks. Rear: herringbone-tooled quoins to
right end. Right-hand bay has a small side-sliding sash to ground floor and a
similar, larger, 12-pane window above. Similar lst-floor windows flank the
tall, round-arched stair window containing a sash with glazing bars which is in
the centre of the left-hand bays, and there is another to ground floor left
under tripartite lintel with a C20 lean-to porch to right. Later brick stack at
left corner. Interior: dog-leg open-string stair with ramped handrail, plain
balusters and gun-barrel type newel. Left-hand room has 2 good 6-panel doors
with architraves, a wall cupboard, a decorative frieze and moulded dentilled
cornice. Right-hand room has a good cast-iron basket grate, the fireplace
surround having a moulded edge.
Deeds held by the occupants record that there was a building here in 1643.
There is evidence of a former brick-walled building to the right of the house.
Listing NGR: SE4955883180
Source: English Heritage
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