Description: Robert Thompsons Craftsmen Ltd
Date Listed: 20 December 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 332877
OS Grid Reference: SE5130779665
OS Grid Coordinates: 451307, 479665
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2102, -1.2148
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KILBURN HIGH AND LOW LOW KILBURN
8/19 Robert Thompson's
House now display room and office. C16 timber frame with early C18 and later
cladding and alterations. Timber frame clad in coursed squared stone, some of it
herringbone-tooled, and mottled pink brick in stretcher bond; stone slate roof.
2 storeys, 4 bays with partial rear aisle (to right) and side aisle on right, the
range formerly extending further to right. Plinth up to ground floor sill level;
bays 1 and 2 are of stone on ground floor, brick above, except on left side; bays
3 and 4 are of herringbone-tooled stone on ground floor with the timber frame
exposed above. Bays 1 and 2: bay 1 has board door with wood frame on right of
C20 shallow canted bay window; bay 2 has a C20 cross-window under wooden lintel
and to its right a small square window; two 12-pane side-sliding sashes to first
floor. Bays 3 and 4: paired 2-panel doors on left; C20 2-light 12-pane window
on right; on first floor two C20 casements with glazing bars in framed bays which
have 3 wall posts with curved braces rising at the junction with the midrail to
the wall plate, and vertical studs (most renewed). Side aisle has stone on ground
floor supporting midrail. Roof hipped on right and descending over side aisle at
steeper pitch. Brick stacks to left end and to ridge between bays 2 and 3 and bays
3 and 4. Rear: roof sweeps down over rear aisle which has 1980s stonework and
glazing and wide dormer above. Projecting on right of aisle is C20 brick wing,
not of special interest. Interior: visible parts of timber frame include jowled
posts on padstones, the aisle posts with sockets for missing ties; curved and ogee
braces to wall plates and tie-beams (some removed); mortices (probably for former
joists) in side aisle tie-beam (indicating that this bay formerly extended further
southwards and was floored); and base of queen struts on one tie-beam at right end.
Right-hand ground-floor room has plank and muntin panelling at right end, chamfered
spine-beam with pyramidal stops, chamfered joists with run-out stops and C20 fire-
place. Left-hand ground-floor room has 2 joists with pyramidal stops.
Listing NGR: SE5130779665
Source: English Heritage
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