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© Mr Peter Clark LRPS

IoE Number: 34914
Location: PORCH HOUSE, CASTLE STREET (west side)
  THORNBURY, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Peter Clark LRPS
Date Photographed: 28 January 2001
Date listed: 30 March 1960
Date of last amendment: 17 December 1984
Grade II*

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THORNBURYCASTLE STREET4/14(west side)ST 639030.3.60No 11

THORNBURY CASTLE STREET 4/14 (west side) ST 6390 30.3.60 No 11 Porch House (formerly listed as Porch House) GV II* C15 origins, altered and extended in late C16, and C17 and altered in C18. Rendered; coursed rubble porch. Irregular roof of pantiles and double Roman tiles. Large rendered stacks, one lateral. U-plan. Main building (east). Two storeys 3 glazing bar sash windows plus 3-light casement to right of porch (4-lights on ground floor with ovolo moulded mullions). Projecting gabled, 2 storey porch; 2-centred arch freetone doorway with hollow and ogee moulding. To left of porch is 6-panel door with overlight under triangular hood on carved brackets. South elevation. Four glazing bar sash windows. Modern projecting porch. Interior. Two-bay open, formerly with 3 tiers of windbraces. Three-bay lower end (cross entry and kitchen) with one tier of windbraces. Four raised cruck trusses with tenoned cambered collars. Possible smoke bay in kitchen. Parlour to south in late C16 wing. Possible service wing to north, now modernised. Hall. Partially blocked moulded archway immediate opposite porch. Blocked windows, one is mid-C17, with open scroll catches. Kitchen fireplace at north end. South wing. East room (Parlour) is panelled with small square panels. Ogee moulded cornice. Panelled door in north-west corner. Chamfered beams with run-out stops. Other rooms in south wing have stop-chamfered beams. Newel stair in re-entrant angle between east and south wings. First floor south wing. West room is panelled with small square panels, elaborate cornice. Small door in south-east corner has cockshead hinges. Four-light, chamfered, mullion and transom window (formerly 5-light). Panelled door in 4-centred arch opening. Sources: L Hall (1982). Report in NMR.

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