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Far Thatch

A Grade II Listed Building in Thurleigh, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.2039 / 52°12'14"N

Longitude: -0.4432 / 0°26'35"W

OS Eastings: 506487

OS Northings: 257328

OS Grid: TL064573

Mapcode National: GBR G17.W7W

Mapcode Global: VHFPW.8VKV

Entry Name: Far Thatch

Listing Date: 24 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257951

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463259

Location: Thurleigh, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Thurleigh

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Thurleigh

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


80/4/10003 Far Thatch

- II

House. Later C16 single storey two bay house, extended by a half bay to the west in the late C18 when a further floor was probably inserted and with large C20 wing in matching materials to the south which is not of special interest. Timberframed, rendered and colourwashed with battered base to earlier wing. Thatched roof and brick chimneystack between original two bays. One storey and attic in gable end. Irregular fenestration with one eyebrow dormer, sliding casement to rear gable and casements, one with ornamental wooden shutters. Entrance now through C20 wing. Interior has the unusual survival of a C16 timber fireplace with the lintel tenoned into a post (with chamfer and cut stop) and with sides of stud and daub. Roof of collar and side-purlin construction. Rear room has handsome late C18 corner cupboard with moulded cornice, panelled doors and H-hinges.
[See N W Alcock "Timber-framed Buildings in North Bedfordshire" in Bedfordshire Archaeological Journal Volume IV 1969.]

Listing NGR: TL0648757328

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