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OLDEST - Building in Clipston - Wellcroft House - Clipston, Northamptonshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 25.621 W 000° 57.095
30U E 639275 N 5810506
Quick Description: Dated 1575, Wellcroft House on Main Street, Clipston, is documented as the oldest building in the village.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/14/2019 2:24:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM107H9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
Dated 1575, Wellcroft House on Main Street, Clipston, is documented as the oldest building in the village.

"The oldest house in the village can be found at No.1 High Street."

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"House. Datestone ENB/1750. Squared coursed lias with slate roof. Single unit plan. 2 storeys, one-window range of casements with glazing bars under wood lintels. C19 six-panelled door with glazed top lights to left, under wood lintel. Ashlar gable parapet and kneelers; brick stack at end. Datestone to right of window 1575,probably reset. Inscription to left of window partially legible to John Buswell and wives. Datestone 1750 in right gable. Interior has open fireplace with bressumer."

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The later stone bearing the 1750 date is probably from a substantial rebuild or extension of the building.
Type of documentation of superlative status: Various internet sources

Location of coordinates: Roadside near building

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