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IoE Number: 49487
Location: HOME FARMHOUSE, 2 CHAPEL STREET (west side)
  STRETHAM, EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Peter Tree
Date Photographed: 26 February 2003
Date listed: 19 August 1988
Date of last amendment: 19 August 1988
Grade II

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STRETHAMCHAPEL STREETTL 5174(West Side)24/12No. 2 (HomeFarmhouse)

STRETHAM CHAPEL STREET TL 5174 (West Side) 24/12 No. 2 (Home Farmhouse) GV II Farmhouse. Mid C17 and late C18, C19 outbuildings at the rear. Timber-frame, rendered at first floor and to rear wall and rebuilt or cased in gault brick to ground floor front wall. Steeply pitched roof now covered in asbestos tiles with ridge stack having later upper courses. Two bay and lobby entry plan, altered in C19 when the lobby entry doorway was blocked. Two storeys. Two first floor wood casements. A late C17 window to a closet on the front (now blocked) was of three lights with original mullions. Two C19 ground floor windows on either side of the blocked lobby entry doorway. At the north end a lean-to pantry was added at the same time as the ground floor front wall was cased in brick. In the rear wall at first floor is one original window opening with its sill and a C19 horizontal sliding sash in place of the original fenestration. In the late C18 a bay was added at the south end. Local red brick with roof now covered in asbestos and with a gabled end parapet on kneelers. End stack. One storey and attic. Two large modern dormers on the front and an enlarged modern window . The doorway however is original and has a wood pilaster doorcase with dentil cornice and narrow hood. At the rear is a detached kitchen, C19. Brick and slate with intact interior. Interior: The dating features for the mid C17 are the main posts without jowls, a soft wood roof of clasped side purlin-type and the mouldings of the mullions of the blocked window in the front wall. However this window may be a later insertion, and the substantial scantling of the framing, only visible in the rear and north end walls, may indicate an earlier date. There is downward wall bracing visible internally in the first floor closet wall. The ceiling main beams are transversal to the plan. There are back to back inglenook hearths. Access to a staircase which has probably been remodelled is from a lean-to coal house on the west wall.

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