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Description: Lower Buttersend Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 125574
OS Grid Reference: SO7714125588
OS Grid Coordinates: 377141, 225588
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9283, -2.3338
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SO 72 NE HARTPURY BUTTERSEND LANE
4/42 Lower Buttersend Farmhouse
Farmhouse; C16, 17, 19, early C20; timber-framed, random rubble
stone with ashlar to openings to cross wing, red brick to main wing
front, English garden wall bond, end section main wing English bond
brickwork, on stone plinth; stone slate roof to front main block,
otherwise tiled. Main block and cross wing, porch in angle, leanto
to rear; 2 storeys. Cross wing gable on right, continuous with
porch gable. Plain plinth: double-chamfered flat-headed doorway on
left, French doors: to right tall 3-light mullioned window,
reserved hollow chamfer. First floor 2-light mullioned window to
porch, 3 to cross wing, flat head, hollow chamfer. Windows offset
slightly towards middle. In gables recessed chamfered lancet to
porch, single-light window to cross wing. Parapet gables with
cross-gablet apices. Plain brick chimney with irregular plan in
centre cross wing; large brick chimney behind porch in main wing,
one diamond-set flue. Main wing door blocked to form small window,
wide window to right, smaller to left, mid C20 casements, all with
segmental, brick-on-end arches with stone keystones. To left late
C20 door and porch. Vertical joint on left in brickwork. First
floor 3-light timber window on right, iron opening lights, 2-light
to left. Brick chimney in centre of block, to rear. On back
projecting single-bay timber-framed wing, 3-panel high, brick
nogged, straight brace to wallplate.
Internally, heavy timber doorframe, double chamfer, 3-centered head
inside porch. Heavy chamfers to ceiling beams in ground-floor main
block: solid-tread stairs down to cellar under left end. Back wall
main block timber-framed. First floor 3 narrow sections of
probably early C17 wallpainting in back part of cross wing, near
ceiling level, one over window, one over former fireplace. Muted
red, yellow and greys used scrolls with traces of lettering. In
main wing exposed ceiling joists with slight chamfer in one room,
ceiling quartered by beams in next; solid-tread stairs to loft.
Roof trusses all tie-beam, collar and angle strut with 2 pairs butt
purlins; square ridge member and slight, thin wind braces to main
wing from open trusses, no ridge and curved braces to cross wing.
Main wing 5 bays, excluding chimney, one closed truss, 4 bays to
cross wing. Porch roof timbers mid-late C19. Appears to have been
timber-framed house, with cross wing added or rebuilt in stone in
early C17; front wall main block rebuilt late C19 or early C20 in
brick. (Letter from Gloucester City Museum on wallpaintings.)
Listing NGR: SO7714125588
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Source: English Heritage
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