- 2 Aug 2003
- Knapp House, A44, Eardisland, Herefordshire, HR6 9BD
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SO 4058 - 4158 EARDISLAND CP A 44 (south side) Eardisland
11/61 Knapp House
House. C14, with some C17 and early C19 alterations, restored late C20.
Timber-frame with rendered infill on a coursed rubble plinth under a tile roof. Three framed bays aligned north-east/south-west, the two northern bays originally an open hall. Stack on south gable of rubble partially enclosed by a C20 framed extension of one bay. North-west front of two storeys to centre (raised early C19) with two windows, a 3-light and a 2- light casement. Ground floor has two pairs of 3-light windows with C20 wooden, mullions, and a 3-light casement to right. C20 extension is single storey with two 3-light casements. The central entrance has a C20 tiled canopy supported on two pieces of cruck blade. Framing is three square panels high. Internally the central truss of the hall is a cruck with arch-braced collar with raking cusped struts above. The northern bay of the hall contains an intermediate collar truss with similar raking struts above. Mortices in the soffit of the collar indicate that this was a spere truss. The lower end of the house was probably housed in a lean-to, now demolished. The hall floor was probably inserted in the C17. The fireplace in the upper end has moulded jambs, probably of medieval date. (RCHM, 3, pp 48-9, no 15; BoE, p 120).
Listing NGR: SO4185058553
Copyright IoE Mr Andrew Culley. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Culley, Andrew
Rights Holder: Culley, Andrew
Render, Rubble, Tile, Timber, Medieval Cruck House, Monument <By Form>, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Open Hall House, Hall House