Building record OCC 021 - Benningham Grange, Benningham Green

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Late-16th century timber-framed 'Yeoman' farmhouse


Grid reference Centred TM 1687 7023 (18m by 25m)
Map sheet TM17SE


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Full Description

Benningham Grange is a substantial timber-framed ‘Yeoman’ farmhouse of the late-16th century which preserves a number of fine architectural features, including a rare spit-jack in its chimney and original painted decoration. Remarkably, a weather-boarded outbuilding to the rear, which latterly served as a cart-lodge and granary, contains another domestic house of the same period, albeit of slightly smaller scale. This second building may have formed a ‘unit house’ for semi-independent members of the family (akin to a modern granny annex) and is of great historic interest. While the outbuilding is complete, with a central hall flanked by a parlour and service bay in the standard Elizabethan pattern, the main house has lost the service bay or cross-wing that originally adjoined its right-hand (southern) gable. Its present ‘L’ shape dates from the late-18th century when a new parlour was added to its northern gable and a service wing built behind the old hall (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2007. Historical Survey: Benningham Grange, Occold.

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Jan 14 2021 7:11PM

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