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Moat Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marston Moretaine, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0615 / 52°3'41"N

Longitude: -0.5528 / 0°33'10"W

OS Eastings: 499310

OS Northings: 241330

OS Grid: SP993413

Mapcode National: GBR F1H.R1X

Mapcode Global: VHFQL.CGL1

Entry Name: Moat Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114050

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38359

Location: Marston Moretaine, Central Bedfordshire, MK43

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Marston Moretaine

Built-Up Area: Marston Moretaine

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Marston Morteyne

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

SP 94 SE
SP 9841
3/62 Moat Farmhouse
- II*

House, sited within a rectangular moat. Early C15, extended early C16, altered
later C16, and restored 1880. Timber frame with red brick infill, much of the
studding and brickwork dating from the C19. Clay tile roofs. Consisted
originally of open hall of cruck construction with cross-passage to E end.
Cross-wings added early C16 to both ends, that to SW being the 'solar' end.
Hall ceiled over late C16. 2 storeys throughout. Front elevation: cross-wings
are jettied at first floor level. Timber mullioned windows, 4 to ground floor,
5 to first floor, are all C19 and C20. Central block has C19 doorways to both
ends, RH one in position of original cross-passage. LH doorway sheltered by
C19 gabled timber and brick porch. LH gable has substantial external chimney
stack to outer wall, of dressed clunch and surmounted by rebuilt red brick
diagonal shafts. Central block has ridge stack, inserted late C16 but rebuilt
C19 RH cross-wing has C19 chimney stack with diagonal shafts. Rear elevation:
cross-wings project further than to front. Visible at LH end of hall is
blocked pointed arched doorway. Interior: variety of moulded timbers dating
from C15 and C16 centuries, including 3 reset doorheads with blind cusped
tracery. Carved stone fireplaes to SW cross-wing probably date from C19
N.W. Alcock and P.J. Woodward, "Cruck-Frame Buildings in Bedfordshire", Beds
Archaeological Journal, vol II, 1976, pp 51-58 and 60.

Listing NGR: SP9931041330

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