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Chazey Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mapledurham, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4716 / 51°28'17"N

Longitude: -1.0064 / 1°0'22"W

OS Eastings: 469109

OS Northings: 175208

OS Grid: SU691752

Mapcode National: GBR QC7.2X

Mapcode Global: VHDWS.H8TP

Entry Name: Chazey Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39222

Location: Reading, RG4

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Mapledurham

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Chazey Farmhouse
(Formerly listed under
the Rural District of
SU 67 NE 14/596 24.10.51.
4 buildings in a row. From right to left.
1. Mid C17 incorporating older work. 2 1/2 storeys timber framed with brick
infill. Flint footings, brick plinth with moulded top, and ground floor (English
bond). Braced wall plate 2 bays (of 4+6 panels). Steep old tile roof with
off ridge chimneys. Modern casement windows 3 on 1st floor, 2 on ground floor.
Central round headed doorway with fragmentary arched window to right. This
apparently late Norman doorway has been reset in this position, probably in
mid C19. It is tempting to suppose that they came from a building on or near
the site. Both window and door have bead mould, door has angle shafts and
imposts. East gable end has 2 more Norman windows (all these Norman features
probably reset). 2 gabled dormers to north. Interior: wide contemporary kitchen
fireplace, stud partitions (especially small 1st floor lobby). Queen post
2. Early C19. 2 storeys, red brick with flat eaves, tiled roof. 3 bays,
segmental headed casements. Door to right.
3. Oldest part. Probably late C16. 1 1/2 storeys. 3 1/2 bays timber framed each
with 6 panels (2x3). Flint plinth with tile bands (a significant structural
detail). 2 casements on ground floor and door. 2 gabled dormers in old tile
roof. Left hand bay has 1st floor granary. Now fade into a dormer to match
other 2. Interior: upper crucks tenoned onto tie or floor beams, 2 rows of
butt purlins lower ones with wind braces (also wind braces to ridge). Queen
posts. Store rooms below.
4. Stable known as 'The Chapel'. The tallest building probably mid-late
C17. 2 storeys. English bond brick. Plinth,toothed eaves cornice. Old tile
roof. Stone weathered coping to left. Central tudor arch chamfered doorway.
Small ovolo mullion window to left. 2 ranges of slit-vents to right. Filled
in 2 or 3 light ovolo mullion window in 1st floor of gable end, now replaced
by modern chamfered stone window surround. Interior: 3 bays. High ground
floor. Queen post roof with 2 rows of butt purlins, and 2 rows of wind braces.
An important group of buildings.

Listing NGR: SU6910975208

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

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