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breastsummer, breast beam, bressummer, brestsummer

A horizontal beam which spans a wide opening (a lintel) in an external wall; a summer, 3.
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There are some integrated appliances, including a Bosch dishwasher set under a white marble work surface with a white twin sink, mixer tap and filtered water tap, while a navy blue oil-fired AGA with twin hobs and four ovens is set within a large inglenook with herringbone brickwork and a large bressummer beam.
The beamed entrance porch leads to the sitting room with the inglenook fireplace which is topped by a bressummer beam above a multi-fuel burning stove.
On east front is a good two storey gabled porch with oak posts and shaped brackets supporting the projecting upper storey, the sides have turned balusters, moulded bressummer to upper storey.
Original features have been retained within the long Elizabethan Hall, which boasts a tall beamed ceiling, a broad inglenook ?replace with a heavy bressummer beam, leaded light deep set stone mullion windows and an early heavy exterior door, all set over a ?agstone ?oor.
It has a beamed ceiling and a large inglenook ?replace with bressummer beam over and a log burner in the middle.
The heavily beamed ceiling and bressummer beam over the ?replace are evidence of the age of the house.