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The Knappings

A Grade II Listed Building in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8766 / 51°52'35"N

Longitude: -2.0531 / 2°3'11"W

OS Eastings: 396443

OS Northings: 219777

OS Grid: SO964197

Mapcode National: GBR 2MK.9RP

Mapcode Global: VHB1X.C3H8

Plus Code: 9C3VVWGW+JQ

Entry Name: The Knappings

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386592

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473988

Location: Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Charlton Kings

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Charlton Kings St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/4/45 (East side)
14/12/83 No.243
The Knappings


House. Probably C15 cruck-framed hall house with late C16
alterations, north bay added C18 and house encased in brick;
C20 extensions to left and centre. Timber-frame with fictive
timbering on brick to extensions, renewed tile roof and brick
PLAN: originally a 2-bay open hall altered in C16 with
rebuilding at south end to give a large heated parlour; hall
floored to give chambers. C18 bay gave back kitchen or dairy
with an upper room (probably a cheese room).
EXTERIOR: long 2-storey elevation with irregular fenestration.
One 4-light window on first floor to left of centre and 2 to
right, one late C20 the other with oak mullions and 4 lights,
a similar window below, iron casements with leaded lights
probably C18. C20 buttress. Door to left of buttress. South
gable has more regular treatment with 2-light attic window and
a 5-light oriel bay on ground floor with oak ovolo-section
mullions. More oak mullioned windows to rear.
INTERIOR: reported to include winder stair in north-west
corner of parlour. Cruck truss with saddle apex to original
north end wall; studding to this wall. Further crucks with
ogee or double curve and an open cruck truss. Foot of truss
exposed to east wall in hall. Exposed small square panels of
timber-framing to parlour east wall. Chamfered beams with
shoulder-step stops to parlour and parlour chamber, that to
parlour chamber set axially. Hall and parlour fireplaces are
similar with chamfered stop jambs and cambered wooden lintel.
Roof has 3 levels of purlins visible, the middle one original
with smoke blackening.
(Charlton Kings Local History Society Bulletin: 1990-: 7-19).

Listing NGR: SO9644319777

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