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Description: Higher Cholwell
Old Cholwell (Or Higher Cholwell) Including Outbuilding Adjoining Nor
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101283
OS Grid Reference: SX7850059589
OS Grid Coordinates: 278500, 59589
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4236, -3.7118
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5/377 Old Cholwell (or
Higher Cholwell) )
Farmhouse. Circa early C17 with late C17 or early C18 extension to west and
outbuilding at rear probably C17 or earlier. Rendered stone rubble. Asbestos
slate roof with gabled ends, rear slope has slurried scantle slates. Rendered
gable end stacks, right hand projects and has tapered top with dripstone.
Plan: 2 room plan, half to left and small parlour to right, with gable end
stacks and with stair turret to rear of hall. Later addition of one bay and
2 storeys to lower left end. Outbuilding at rear of higher end forming
overall L-shaped plan. Original position of doorway uncertain but it now
enters left hand front of hall.
Exterior: 2 storeys. 3 window south front to original house with one window
addition to left. Late C19 or early C20 3-light casements with glazing bars.
Doorway to left of original 3-window range with old plank door and C20 glazed
porch. Doorway to left extension with C20 glazed door. On corner to left
is slight projection in wall plane for stairs. Roof at rear is carried down
over projecting square stair turret in angle with rear outbuilding. In east
gabled end a short row of pigeon holes to side of stack. Rear outbuilding
wing is slate stone rubble with grouted scantle slate roof with gable end,
partly clad in corrugated iron. Doorway at centre of east side and slit
window to left of it and another slit window in north gable end.
Interior: Blocked fireplace in west end wall of hall. Doorway at rear of
hall to stair turret has wooden ovolo moulded frame with unusual hollow stop
with sunken recess. Roughly chamfered hall ceiling cross beams without stops.
Stud well between hall and parlour. Parlour has niche with wooden arch head
with pilasters. Early C19 fire grate in first floor room at west end or
iginal range. Addition at west end has roughly chamfered ceiling cross beams
without stops and wooden newel stairs in front corner. First floor room has
old plank door with wrought iron hinges and chamfered doorframe.
Main range has give bay roof with original trusses. The straight principals
have 3 piers of threaded purlins, some purlins and ridge pirce missing;
mortice and tenoned apex and cambered collars halved and lapped to the
The rear outbuilding has heightened eaves with C19 and later roof. At north
end the top of walls are corbelled into gable and below the right hand corner
is rounded. The opposite corner has corbelled niche. The corbelling in the
gable is similar to the springing of a vault.
Listing NGR: SX7850059589
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Source: English Heritage
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