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IoE Number: 431176
Photographer: Mr Stephen Deakin LRPS
Date Photographed: 22 October 2000
Date listed: 19 April 1948
Date of last amendment: 19 April 2048
Grade I

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l425HOSPITAL STREET(South Side)Churche's Mansion

1. l425 HOSPITAL STREET (South Side) Churche's Mansion SJ 6552 1/35 19.4.48. I 2. An important C16 house (carved inscription,dated 1577) which escaped the Great Fire of 1583. A large timber framed black and white building; 2 storeys plus attic; 4 gables to front; projecting wing at left (2 gables); overhangs at 1st and 2nd floors with. coved plaster imderhangs; enriched corbel brackets at eaves with carved human faces, animals etc; windows mainly wood mullioned and transomed with restored leaded lights having some tinted glass;some casements, probably C18. Porched entrance with square headed heavily moulded doorcase and with C18 door; large end and lateral brick stacks; restored barge boards; old tiled roof. Interior: Left hand wing has good exposed ceiling beams and timber framing, the upper room at rear with some contemporary penalling with a fine carved overmantel; elsewhere the principal rooms have good panelling with a fine carved overmantel in room to right of hall. In recent years the house has been well restored. Nos 122 to 126 (even), Nos 130 to 144 (even), Nuthurst School, Nos 146 and 148 and Churche's Mansion form a group.

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