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Chaplins

The main part of the house is a former open hall and the other side was constructed about 400 years ago using the timbers from an old bakery which had originally been located elsewhere in the village. Also, there was originally an additional wing to the house, but this was dismantled and then rebuilt as Chaplins Cottage many years ago.

Details

additions. Timber-framed with attached range to right rendered at front, weatherboarded to rear. Rear extensions rendered. Plain tile roofs. Red brick stacks. Originally open hall with jettied 2-storey cross wing to right, through passage to left but former service wing to left no longer extant. Single-storey range to right and 2-storey gabled addition to rear. 2-bay hall and 2-bay cross wing. Close studding with middle rail. Plank door to left with long strap hinges in Tudor-arched entrance. 6-light diamond mullion hall window with oriel of probable C19 date inserted below. Gabled dormer above. Inserted stack to right of entrance. Cross wing: cross casement with leaded lights. Brattished middle rail below jetty. Cross casement oriel window above flanked by original 6-light windows with ovolo principal and diamond subsidiary mullions. Studding and down braces to gable. Swept roof, ridge stack. Interior: through passage contains paired Tudor-arched, cavetto-moulded service doorways (now blocked) with moulded spandrels. Jamb of original rear entrance survives. Hall contains inglenook fire-place with bressummer. Beam above inglenook with merchant's mark carved in relief. Wall posts to front and rear have attached chamfered shafts surmounted by short, half-octagonal posts with moulded capitals. Deep beam with ovolo moulding to outer face, plain stopped chamfer to other face.
Longitudinal beam with ovolo mouldings, moulded joists. Two C18 corner cupboards with shaped shelves. Cross wing: framing exposed including wall posts with arch braces to chamfered beam. Studded walls. Exposed joists. Remains of wall painting with lattice-work in white containing fleur-de-lys motif on red background. Further section with white paterae on green background. Painted rail with frieze above with black foliate design on white back-ground. First floor: hall range, chamfered jowled posts with large chamfered arch braces forming arch beneath chamfered, cambered tie beam. Foot of crown post visible, moulded base and cavetto-moulded post. Crown post visible in roof space, moulded capital and braces to collar purlin. Further unmoulded post at junction with cross wing. Wall plate with edge-halved scarf. Moulded plank door of probable C16 date adjacent to stack. Cross wing; posts to stop-chamfered tie beam, mortices for missing arch-braces. 2 crown posts in roof space, unmoulded with braces to collar purlin.

  • Historic England Reference: 1286166
 

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