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Chestnut Tree House

A Grade II Listed Building in Upper Gravenhurst, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0107 / 52°0'38"N

Longitude: -0.3807 / 0°22'50"W

OS Eastings: 511235

OS Northings: 235933

OS Grid: TL112359

Mapcode National: GBR H4Z.SPC

Mapcode Global: VHFQW.CQ3G

Entry Name: Chestnut Tree House

Listing Date: 1 March 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37775

Location: Gravenhurst, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Gravenhurst

Built-Up Area: Upper Gravenhurst

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shillington and Gravenhurst

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:


(north west side)
Chestnut Tree House


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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