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Description: Penson Farmhouse
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101365
OS Grid Reference: SX7245254327
OS Grid Coordinates: 272452, 54327
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3750, -3.7951
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8/453 Penson Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C17 with probably C18 and C19 additions. Local slate rubble.
Slate roof with hipped end to the left and gabled end to the right. Large
stone rubble chimney stack at right hand gable end and large rendered axial
stack near left hand end.
Plan: The original plan cannot be described with certainty because the
interior was inaccessible at the time of the survey in 1986. However it
appears to be a 2 room and through or cross passage plan, both rooms heated
from gable end (axial) stables. The smaller left hand room the parlour and
the large right hand room the hall/kitchen with what appears to be an
integral 1 storey plus attic outshut at the right hand end. Behind the
left hand room (parlour) a stair tower probably containing a framed
staircase and at the left hand end an integral outbuilding with external
stairs at the front giving access to the loft above. The porch at the
front of the passage is probably an C18 addition. There is a 2 storey
unheated wing behind the right hand room and passage which may also be C18
with a C19 single storey outshut in the angle to the right; the gap between
the wing and the stair tower was probably infilled also in the C19. In the
C20 a conservatory was added at the back of the outbuilding to the left.
If the outbuilding at the left hand end and the outshut at the right hand
end are integral and not additions it is a most interesting C17 plan.
However they are possibly additions to a more conventional 2 room plan,
although there is no sign of masonry joints on the front wall which seems
not to have been rebuilt because of the partial blocking of the original
Exterior: 2 storeys. Irregular 3 window range plus a doorway in the
outbuilding to the left and a small window in the lean-to on the right.
The 3 window house part has C19 3-light casements on the first floor and
similar window on the ground floor left in the partly blocked larger
opening with a slate hood mould, the ground floor left hand window is a C19
16-pane sash. Open-fronted probably C18 lean-to porch to doorway to left
of centre with old wooden benches inside and a C20 glazed plank door.
Slate window cills and wooden lintels, and projecting plinth. The
integral lean-to at the right has a very small attic window. The integral
outbuilding on the left has external steps up to the first floor doorway
which has a late C19 plank door.
Rear elevation has stair turret to right of house part and partly rendered
projecting wing to left with a lean-to outshut in the angle to the left and
an unfilled space between the wing and the stair turret to the right. C20
glazed conservatory behind the outbuilding at the far right end.
Interior: Not accessible at the time of survey but panelled internal
window shutters were observed. There may be other interior features of
interest including the roof structure.
Listing NGR: SX7245254327
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Source: English Heritage
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