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Latitude: 52.2039 / 52°12'14"N
Longitude: -0.4432 / 0°26'35"W
OS Eastings: 506487
OS Northings: 257328
OS Grid: TL064573
Mapcode National: GBR G17.W7W
Mapcode Global: VHFPW.8VKV
Entry Name: Far Thatch
Listing Date: 24 February 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1257951
English Heritage Legacy ID: 463259
Location: Thurleigh, Bedford, MK44
Civil Parish: Thurleigh
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Thurleigh
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 05 NE THURLEIGH ROBIN'S FOLLY
80/4/10003 Far Thatch
House. Later C16 single storey two bay house, extended by a half bay to the west in the late C18 when a further floor was probably inserted and with large C20 wing in matching materials to the south which is not of special interest. Timberframed, rendered and colourwashed with battered base to earlier wing. Thatched roof and brick chimneystack between original two bays. One storey and attic in gable end. Irregular fenestration with one eyebrow dormer, sliding casement to rear gable and casements, one with ornamental wooden shutters. Entrance now through C20 wing. Interior has the unusual survival of a C16 timber fireplace with the lintel tenoned into a post (with chamfer and cut stop) and with sides of stud and daub. Roof of collar and side-purlin construction. Rear room has handsome late C18 corner cupboard with moulded cornice, panelled doors and H-hinges.
[See N W Alcock "Timber-framed Buildings in North Bedfordshire" in Bedfordshire Archaeological Journal Volume IV 1969.]
Listing NGR: TL0648757328
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