Listed Building: GOVERNOR'S HOUSE (3.54.332)

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Grade I
EH LBS Legacy ID 385192
Date assigned Friday, September 29, 1950
Date last amended


House, now bakery and cafe. 1474, with late C18 addition and early and late C19 and C20 alterations. Restored and converted 1987 by Guy St John Taylor Associates. Timber framed, with coursed rubble and brick underbuild and rendered nogging, and colourwashed brick, with pantile roof. Close studded front has coved jettied floors with billeted bressummers, coved eaves and coped gables. Single external rear wall and gable stacks. 3 storeys, 6 bays. L-plan. 3 large early C19 glazing bar sashes and above, a 2-light glazing bar casement to left, and 2 glazing bar fixed lights to right. Below, 2 late C20 wooden shopfronts, that to left with central recess and a pair of glazed doors, flanked by single pane windows. That to right has a segment headed single pane window and an angled recess with a glazed door. Door and window have leaded overlights. To right again, a close boarded entry door. East side has close studding and a glazed-in open gallery with wooden mullions, flanked by single 3-light windows. Above, two 2-light casements and a smaller single casement. At the rear, to west, the 2 upper stages of a jettied turret with moulded bressummer and decorated gable. Small glazing bar sash and above, a hatch. Rear wing has a coved jettied second floor. Single glazing bar sash and single Yorkshire sash, and above, 2 Yorkshire sashes with 4 and 2 lights. Below, a beaded 6-panel door with overlight, flanked to left by a large glazing bar sash. 2 storey C18 addition, to south, has a C20 metal casement and below, a segment headed door. Interior retains almost complete framing, with stud walls and arch braces on the first floor, several of them with wall painting. Similar second floor has plain stud walls. Principal rafter roof with single butt purlins, struts and wind braces. Ground floor has plain span beams, some renewed, one of them with a figure-carved stone bracket. First floor has chamfered span beams and in the rear wing an exposed ceiling with moulded joists, and a cambered span beam. Central ground floor fireplace with moulded cambered bressummer and jambs. On the first floor, a similar fireplace bressummer. Partly renewed winder stairs have on the first floor a C15 garderobe. 2 doors made of wall panelling. This building is an important example of timber framing, wihich was predominant in Newark before c1660. It was the headquarters of the town governor during the sieges of 1643 and 1646. (EH)

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Grid reference Centred SK 79811 53845 (14m by 27m)
Map sheet SK75SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Newark, Newark

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Nov 20 2017 2:51PM

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