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Description: Court Prior Farmhouse
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 100988
OS Grid Reference: SX8249655653
OS Grid Coordinates: 282496, 55653
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3890, -3.6543
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6/78 Court Prior Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably C17 or earlier remodelled and extended in circa early
C19. Colourwashed shale rubble. Slate roof with gabled ends. Projecting
gable end stacks with rendered shafts. The rear lateral stack rises from
the catslide roof at the back and has a tapered cap with slate dripcourse
and a later shaft above.
Plan: The existing house has a plan of 3 rooms at the front with a through
passage between the left hand and centre rooms and another passage between
the central and right hand rooms. The right and left end rooms of the
front range have gable and stacks and the centre room has a lateral stack
at the back. There is an integral rear outshut the complete length of the
house; the centre room of the outshut contains the staircase. There is a
one room plan stable with a loft above at the left end of the main range
into which the house accommodation has been extended. There is a C20
outshut at the back, behind the earlier outshuts. This plan is the result
of an extensive early C19 remodelling and enlargement of an earlier house.
The centre room is possibly the hall of the earlier house and the left hand
of the 2 passages may be the original through passage. In the early C19
the house would have been extended by the addition of the right hand room
and the outshuts at the back. The right hand passage would have been
inserted when the house was extended.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Regular but not symmetrical 5 window front. All
early to mid C19 sashes, 16 panes on the first floor, slightly smaller sash
on the left end blind to the right of centre. The ground floor has 3 2-
light 12-pane sashes. All the windows have cambered arches. Passage
doorway to left of centre has C20 glazed door. Doorway to right of centre
has a fine early C19 wooden doorcase with fluted pilasters and frieze,and a
triangular pediment with floral decoration in the tyrpaun and a dentilled
cornice, panelled reveals and an early C19 6-panel door. Later C19 glazed
porch with margin panes to the glazed double doors. To the left the former
stables has a lower roof level, C20 garden door and a loft window above;
there is a loft doorway in the gable end of the stable. Small C19 and C20
casements at the back.
Interior: The lower left hand room has remains of a late C17 or early
plaster cornice, a C19 fireplace with a brick arch and an early C18 field
2-panel door. The centre room's rear lateral stack is blocked with a C20
fireplace and the ceiling cross-bearers are plastered over. Much of the
C19 joinery including panelled doors survives and in the rear outshut
behind the lateral stack there is an early mid C19 open-well staircase with
square newels and stick balusters.
Roof: The roof space was not inspected and the feet of the principals are
not exposed in the first floor rooms.
Listing NGR: SX8249655653
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Source: English Heritage
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