GATE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1252594
Date first listed:
23-Nov-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
23-May-1988
Statutory Address:
32 AND 34, HIGH STREET
Statutory Address:
GATE HOUSE, 30, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
32 AND 34, HIGH STREET
Statutory Address:
GATE HOUSE, 30, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Warwickshire
District:
North Warwickshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Polesworth
National Grid Reference:
SK 26310 02562

Details

POLESWORTH HIGH STREET SK20SE (South side)

5/89 Nos. 30 (Gate House), 32 and 34 23/11/51 (Formerly listed as Abbey Gate House and other remains, No. 26 No. 28, No. 30)

GV II*

Includes that part formerly listed as No. 32 and No. 34. Row of 3 houses. Late C15/early C16 with later alterations. Timber-framed: No.34 on left has exposed crucks in end wall. Large framing with whitewashed herringbone brick infill, very largely underbuilt in whitewashed brick. No. 30 has right cross-wing of close studding with braces and rendered infill, partly underbuilt with painted sham framing. Plain-tile roof. Brick left end and ridge stacks, rendered ridge stack, and stone and brick lateral stack. Various plans. 2 storeys; 6-window range. No.34 has C20 door; No. 32 has recessed C20 glazed door. Irregular fenestration of C20 one-, 2- and 3-light casements. Passage between Nos. 30 and 32. Left part of No. 30 has C19 two- and 3-light casements with horizontal glazing bar. C20 four-light casement above. Taller cross-wing has C20 door and side light. Upper floor is jettied, with projecting post on left and bracket on right. Small C20 two-light casement. Gable has large framing with whitewashed brick infill. Right return side has sandstone external stack, enlarged to left and with shaft of whitewashed brick. Old 2-light casement to left has many glazing bars. Two 2-light casements above. To right of stack is a small lean-to range with plank door and overlight, and adjoining 2-light casement. Small window above. Interiors: No.30 has large ingelnook to left with brattishing along top of bressuner, and stone (now painted) fireplace to rear right. Moulded jambs: the arch perhaps opened upwards. Top has moulding and brattishing. Blocked doorway with basket-arched head. On first floor to right a massive cambered tie-beam truss with arched braces, The part of roof visible shows massive purlins, ridge piece and tie beams. No.32 has full cruck blade to rear, that to front either renewed or has been strengthened. No.34 has full cruck truss with collar, winder stair and partly covered open fireplace of which the bressumer is said to remain. (VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV)

Listing NGR: SK2631002562

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
435599
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1947)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05540/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alfred John Dyson. Source Historic England Archive
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