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IoE Number: 327404
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Date listed: 20 July 1981
Date of last amendment: 20 July 1981
Grade I

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SE 97 NWSNAINTONFOULBRIDGE LANE(south side, off)9/85Foulbridge Farmhouse andattached cottage

SE 97 NW SNAINTON FOULBRIDGE LANE (south side, off) 9/85 Foulbridge Farmhouse and attached cottage 20.7.81 - I House and attached cottage incorporating former aisled hall. C13 hall, originally aisled and open to roof, probably floored in C15; roof altered early C19. C18 cottage; early C19 house, with later extensions to rear. Restored and renovated 1986. Aisled hall formed Preceptory of Knights Templars. Timber-framed hall now encased in roughly squared sandstone; cottage and rear of house roughly squared sandstone, much re-used. House of pink-cream brick in garden wall bond to front and sides. Concrete pantile roof with brick stacks. House central stairhall, double-depth plan, rear range incorporating 3 bays of hall. Cottage to left, forming 4-room cross wing, incorporates 1 bay of hall. House front to right of 2 storeys and 3 windows; hall set back to left with 2 full-height windows; single window gable end of cross wing projects at end left. House: part-glazed door beneath cornice porch on chamfered posts, and 16-pane sashes, are C20 replacements. Painted wedge lintels to ground-floor openings and painted timber lintels to first floor. Painted stone sills to all windows. Coped gables and shaped kneelers to both ranges of M-shaped roof. End stacks to front range and end right stack to rear. Hall to left has two C20 full- height windows with square lattice lights and renewed painted stone sills and lintels. Left return: gable end of hall flanked by lower 2-storey ranges forming cottage. C20 half-glazed door to centre right and plank door to centre left. C20 windows in altered openings. Right return: 2-storey, 3-window front. Original doorway to centre now blocked by 8-pane sash with similar window above. Remaining windows are 16-pane sashes. All windows are C20 replacements. Plain coped parapet partly obscures M-shaped roof. Interior. Hall: substantial remains of a 3-bay hall, formerly aisled, with further half-bay and traces of possible cross bay at cottage end. Much of the later inserted floor removed during restoration, with sections left at each end to provide galleries. 4 pairs of square section posts survive, moulded on all sides and carved with attached shafts and capitals. Posts originally braced to arcade plates by double arched braces forming 2-centred arcade, as shown in rear wall of first bay. 4 trusses, numbered from house end, of which the fourth survives almost complete. Double arched braces to cambered strainer beam forming 2-centred arches: strainer beam linked to the tie beam by 3 short struts, 2 raked. Cambered tie beam supports the crown post which originally had 4-way braces to collars and collar purlin. Collars and collar braces removed when the hall roof was lowered, retaining the collar purlin as ridge piece and re-using some original rafters. Collar purlin braces survive to ridge piece. Tie beams and crown posts of remaining trusses survive with mortices indicating their similarity to the fourth truss. A form of cross bay truss springs from the capital of the fourth truss, and consists of chamfered arched braces to a cambered tie beam. The tie beam supports a short jowled post with a mortice, which carries the half-bay truss at the cottage end of the hall. Of the half-bay truss the tie beam, post and one brace remain. Against the end wall is a massive stone fireplace with a chamfered, Tudor-arched lintel. Attached roughly to the cross bay truss are the purlins of the later cross wing roof. A section of plank and muntin partition and a door with butterfly hinges survive in the cross wing. Beyond the partition to the right a C17 cupboard door with butterfly hinges and carved surround has been reset in the outer wall. To the left, is a second cupboard door with butterfly hinges. House: ground floor - open-string staircase with reeded balusters, moulded, ramped- up handrail wreathed around turned newel at foot, and scrolled tread-ends. Panelled front door recess and hall doors of 6 raised and fielded panels. Room to right - reeded ceiling cornice with rosettes to corners. Room to left - segment-arched recess to rear with reeded architrave; reeded ceiling cornice. First floor - ceiling rose in plaster to landing. Room to right - basket grate with anthemion mouldings. All front window recesses are panelled and shuttered. The formerly aisled hall is all that remains of the Preceptory of the Knights Templar, founded about 1226. As such it provides a unique surviving example of this type of timber-framed hall in the north of England. Historical source: unpublished notes by Mr F Rimington of the Scarborough Archaeological Society, in the possession of the owners of the property. Undergoing renovation at time of resurvey.

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