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Cart's Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Upper Gravenhurst, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0135 / 52°0'48"N

Longitude: -0.3806 / 0°22'50"W

OS Eastings: 511234

OS Northings: 236243

OS Grid: TL112362

Mapcode National: GBR H4Z.LMH

Mapcode Global: VHFQW.CN4B

Entry Name: Cart's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 January 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321766

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37783

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 buildings shall be added to the list:-


4/10005 Cart's Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. Circa late C17, extended C20. Rendered timber frame
with brick infill. 2-span roof, gabled at front, hipped at rear
and clad in new tiles. 2 brick axial stacks. Plan: Double depth
plan. 2 front rooms either side of central entrance passage which
leads to staircase and smaller service rooms at rear, the kitchen
on left and dairy on right. Axial stacks between front and back
rooms, the left with back-to-back fireplaces. C20 single storey
extensions on RH (NW) side and at rear. Exterior: 2 storeys and
attic (attic windows blocked). Twin gabled 2 window NE front. C20
2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars, ground floor left
blocked. Central doorway with segmental fanlight, C20 door an
C20 open porch. C20 casements on other elevations, SE with C20
bay windows, rear and NW with single storey C20 extensions.
Interior: Some exposed timber framing. RH room has unchamfered
ceiling beam and large brick fireplace with unchamfered timber
lintel; LH room has boxed-in ceiling beam and C20 chimneypiece;
rear left room has large chamfered ceiling beam. Good circa late
Cl7 dog-leg staircase with moulded string and rail, turned
balusters and square newels with caps, second flight to attic has
stick balusters and newel with finial. Old plank doors and some
C19 joinery including panelled doors. Originally garrets in
attic. Twin-span roof with collars, clasped purlins and common
rafter couples intact.
Source: early C18 estate map in County Record Office (BS 788).

Listing NGR: TL1123436243

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

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