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Latitude: 52.6202 / 52°37'12"N
Longitude: -1.6128 / 1°36'46"W
OS Eastings: 426310
OS Northings: 302562
OS Grid: SK263025
Mapcode National: GBR 5H1.M2Y
Mapcode Global: WHCH5.6D8M
Entry Name: Gate House
Listing Date: 23 November 1951
Last Amended: 23 May 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1252594
English Heritage Legacy ID: 435599
Location: Polesworth, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, B78
District: North Warwickshire
Civil Parish: Polesworth
Built-Up Area: Polesworth
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire
Church of England Parish: Polesworth with Birchmoor
Church of England Diocese: Birmingham
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)
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
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