© Mr Peter Tree
HOME FARMHOUSE, 2 CHAPEL STREET (west side)
STRETHAM, EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Mr Peter Tree
26 February 2003
19 August 1988
Date of last amendment:
19 August 1988
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STRETHAM CHAPEL STREET
TL 5174 (West Side)
24/12 No. 2 (Home
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.