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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE FRAYS

List entry Number: 1358349

Location

THE FRAYS, 14, FRAYS CLOSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityHillingdonLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Sep-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Apr-1990

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UID: 202755

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/12/2012

TQ 0579 29/116 5018 6.9.74

FRAYS CLOSE (off MONEY LANE) WEST DRAYT0N No 14 (The Frays)

(Formerly listed as No. 51)

II*

House. C15, probably late C16, C17; late C18 cladding; C20 alterations. Timber frame with painted infill clad in brownish brick of various bonds; plain tile roof; brick chimneys. 2 storeys. Main range, probably late C16 replacing an earlier open hall, of 3 bays with through passage between right-hand bays. On its left, projecting slightly, is C15, floored, gabled, solar cross-wing, possibly originally jettied at front, and 2 bays deep (although in line with main range at rear). To rear of main range on right is 2-bay wing. Windows are mostly diamond-leaded iron casements with wood frames; late C20 doors; openings at front have segmental header brick arches. Entrance elevations gabled porches to board doors, on left of cross-wing and to centre of main range, the latter doorway with chamfered wood frame. Wing has 2-light window to right, 3-light window above, imported 1790 Sun Insurance fire plaque, and old cusped barge- boards. Main range has 2-light windows, those on first floor set below eaves; roof half-hipped on right; multiple-flue stack at left end, forward of ridge, and external stack at right end. Rear: right wing has C20 door and side lights; a small window on left at mid-floor level with segmental brick arch; and a 2-light window below eaves of hipped roof. Brick pilaster between wing and main range which has small window to left, larger one to centre, both under segmental brick arches, and 3 windows above (that on right small). Left wing has external gable stack with offset top; and to its right return a bricked-up door with window over on right. Left return (solar wing): central brick pier with window to right on ground floor, left on first floor, each with late C20 glazing but the latter with 3 large scantling flat-faced wood mullions. Right return: gable of main range has a 2-light window to each floor on right of stack, that on first floor with segmental brick arch. Wing has a door, now window, on left, and a 2-light window to right on each floor, the ground-floor openings with segmental brick arches. Interior: timber frame exposed, partic- ularly on first floor which has large-scantling jowelled posts and arched braces; the main range is built abutting the solar cross-wing, which has: in ground-floor room, large-scantling unchamfered close-set joists; probably early- mid C17 brick fireplace with heavily-moulded bressummer, cast-iron fireback with initials 'CR' (King Charles) and spreading oak tree, and C18 bread oven in side; on first floor, front wall has shallowly-arched braces and groove in soffit of wall plate for former window shutter; rear bay has evidence of former mullions in rear window as remain in window in left wall; central cambered chamfered tie-beam with stepped-cyma stops supporting plain crown post (in roof) with arch braces to collar purlin; collared rafters. Main Range: doorhead from former through-passage rear door. Housebody (on left) has close-set chamfered joists, mostly with flat stops; chamfered spine-beam; brick inglenoose fireplace with chamfered cambered bressumer, 2 side recesses, and fire-back with coat of arms. Right bay has reused rafters as joists. On first floor, top of former solid wood stair survives, on rear side of chimney; mortices in soffit of wall-plate of left bay from former diamond-set window mullions; steeply-cambered tie-beams between bays and also in rear right wing; queen post roof trusses with through purlins and old rafters.



Listing NGR: TQ0554679319

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National Grid Reference: TQ 05546 79319

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