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Description: Wilksworth Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107628
OS Grid Reference: SU0073601896
OS Grid Coordinates: 400736, 101896
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8166, -1.9909
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Farmhouse, c1500, c1600, c1700, with early and mid Cl9 minor extensions.
Walls mainly of brickwork in English, English Garden Wall and Flemish bonds,
with cambered openings: areas of rubble stonework of mixed brown and grey
'heathstone'. Tile roof, slate above outshots and rear pentice. A
late-medieval hall (retaining an arch-braced collar beam truss of c1500),
with two storeyed cross wing (incorporating a massive fireplace), and rear
extensions of c1600, raised in the early C19. The south east front is of
two storeys, and contains four gables (diminishing eastwards); 2:1:1:0
windows. The brickwork is of Flemish and English bonds, with stonework to
the lower part of the west side. The two west side gables are later forward
projections from the tall hipped roof (above the original hall), and the
remaining part of the roof has a lower ridge, the small gables at the east
end masking the thickness of the chimney. Early C19 sashes in exposed
frames. Plain doorway with 6-panelled (2 top glazed) door. The irregular
rear elevation has a central gable (the earliest rear extension) with a
hipped roof at the west side, and a projecting C19 single storeyed wing at
the east side. Part of the lower walls are of ironstone. Casements. The
north gable, showing the massive chimney breast, contains the main entrance,
with a C18 gabled hood on carved brackets, and a 6-panelled (2 top glazed)
door. Inside, there is a Jacobean staircase with turned balusters, some
walls with vertical boarded surface, two C18 fireplaces on each side of the
central stack inserted within the hall c1600, having moulded cornices,
architraves, and upper panels containing painted scenes. Ref RCHM
Listing NGR: SU0073601896
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Source: English Heritage
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