40 High Street / Oak Beams / 40 And 42 High Street

16 Sep 2001
40 High Street, Blisworth, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7 3BJ
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Oak Beams, 42 High Street, Blisworth, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7 3BJ
40 And 42 High Street, Blisworth, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7 3BJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

In the entry for- BLISWORTH HIGH STREET (North side)

Nos 40 and 42 10/12 (Oak Beams) GV

The address and the description shall be amended to read _____


10/12 and 199 Nos 40 and 42 GV II

No 40: House. Circa late C15 or C16, remodelled in C17. Coursed and dressed limestone, rendered east end wall. Thatched roof with gabled ends. Gable end stacks with small brick and stone shafts. 2 room plan, the right room divided axially by C20 partition; there appears to have been a third room on the right, but this has been demolished.

The left room was originally open to the roof, the floor and stack inserted in C17. One storey and attic. Asymmetrical 3-window south front. Ground floor two C20 casements and small central casement.

Two 3-light attic casements with glazing bars under eyebrow eaves.

The front wall continues to right and forms side wall of porch on gable end on house. At rear 2-light casements with glazing bars and plank door. INTERIOR: Left hand room has deeply chamfered axial beam with cyma and diamond stops and large fireplace with cambered chamfered bressumer with truncated pyramid-type stops (bressumer said to have come from a building in Northampton). The right hand bay has later axial partition and C19 or C20 staircase at front. The left chamber has large exposed brick stack. The truss over the left hand bay has small saddle at apex, a chamfered cambered collar mortice and tenoned to the principals and with trenched purlins. The truss appears to be slightly smoke -blackened. The right hand bay has truss with rough principals crossed at apex, but its back purlin has mortice, possibly for a wind brace. C19 plank doors.

No 42; House. Probably C17, possibly with earlier core. Crossed limestone rubble. Steeply pitched concrete tile roof with gabled ends, the left end with stone coping. Brick axial and gabled stacks.

Single depth, probably 2-room, plan with C20 single storey wings behind right hand room. 1 storey and attic. Asymmetrical 4-window range, 2 very small central windows. All C20 casements. Attic window on right breaks eaves. At rear C20 casement and single storey C20 wing on left. Interior not inspected.


SP 7254 BLISWORTH HIGH STREET (North side) 10/12 Nos.40 and 42 (Oak Beams)


Pair of cottages. Late C17, altered C20. Coursed squared limestone, thatch roof to No.40, C20 ridged tiles to No.42, brick ridge and end stacks. 2-unit plans.

2-storey, 3-window range. No.40 has C20 4-light casement window to left, small 1-light window to right of centre, and C20 casement to right, all with wood lintels. 3-light casements to 1st floor in eyebrow dormers. C20 porch to right end. No.42 has pair of small 1-light windows to left and right of centre and 2-light casement windows to ground floor left and right with wood lintels.

Entrance to rear. Dormer window to right of centre. Interior: No.40 has ogee-stop-chamfered spine beam and open fireplace with stop-chamfered cambered bressumer.

Listing NGR: SP7260253480


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1622 IOE Records taken by Rod Poxon; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Rod Poxon. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Poxon, Rod

Rights Holder: Poxon, Rod


Concrete, Limestone, Render, Rubble, Thatch, Tile, Medieval House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan Domestic, Dwelling