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CHESTNUT TREE HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHESTNUT TREE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1113813

Location

CHESTNUT TREE HOUSE, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Gravenhurst

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 01-Mar-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 37775

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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TL 13 NW GRAVENHURST HIGH STREET

(north west side) 4/67 Chestnut Tree House

II

House with attached outbuilding, now part of house. C17, probably late; C18 and C19 additions and alterations; restored 1982-85. Timber-framed with plastered brick infill; brick; plain tile roof with C20 double Roman tiles to outshut; pebble-dashed brick stack. 2 storeys. 3 cells with central stack; side outshut at north-west end, linking to C19 single-storey, gabled, outbuilding; 2 short wings on south-west side, the southern one probably a C18 rebuilding in brick of an earlier, slightly shorter, wing. Frame, below midrail, is underbuilt, mostly in C20 brick. Above midrail it is exposed, having large-scantling jowelled wallposts; tall narrow panels; long raking braces; and in the gables, tie-beams, collars and vertical studs. 1980s glazed doors. 1980s casement windows, mostly small-paned with leaded glazing. Garden (north east) elevation: central ground-floor section plastered; 3-light window to right; windows of 1 and 3 lights to 1st floor (on right); central ridge stack. Doorway to outshut. 6-pane window to brick outbuilding on right. Entrance (south-west) elevation: C20 conservatory (not of special interest) mask entrances to outbuilding and outshut. Paired brick wings at centre, that on left C19 with 1980s hipped-roofed bay window; that on right C18, with small window, hipped roof, and in right return doorway with bracketed canopy and small window over and a 2-light window to each floor on left, that on ground floor with segmental brick arch. On first floor of right bay, an old 3-light wood-mullioned window. South-east end: 1980s canted bay window with 2-light window over; ends of clasped purlins visible. Interior-: north-west room has brick inglenook fireplace with 2 arched recesses in rear wall and timber bressumer; chamfered spine - beam with stepped cyma stops; old joists. Similar spine-beam and rebuilt fireplace in south-east room. Old wing has arched soffit to beam indicating position of former doorway. On 1st floor, timber frame exposed and brick chimney rises in central bay. In roof, wattle and daub partitions between bays formerly rose full-height; through purlins are clasped by collars and rafters; old rafters with carpenters marks. Old tiled floor in outbuilding.

Listing NGR: TL1123535933

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National Grid Reference: TL 11235 35933

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