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Description: Crooke's Farmhouse
Date Listed: 24 March 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 125735
OS Grid Reference: SO7044626071
OS Grid Coordinates: 370446, 226071
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9324, -2.4312
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SO 72 NW OXENHALL ROSS ROAD
3/198 Crooke's Farmhouse
Farmhouse; C15, early C17, early C19. Wet-dash roughcast: tiled
roof, painted brick to left return. Irregular L plan, 4-window
wide front, 2 storeys and attics. Wide, hipped porch, single
storey, Doric pillars on square bases each corner front, pilasters
rear, frieze, moulded cornice, all up 2 stone steps. Six-panel
front door behind, top 4 glazed, bottom 2 flush, sidelights over
flush panels, all in reeded frame with corner paterae, segmental
fanlight over. Either side a wide, flat-headed double French door
with matching fixed lights over, on right marginal lights to
extreme sides, on left 3 equal panes each door. To left frame for
dummy door. First floor 4 sash windows, flat heads, marginal
lights to sides. Hipped roof, slopes down to much lower eaves on
returns than on front. Upper part gabled on left, below chimney
to right of dummy door: 5 diagonally-set flues over. Right
return stone base to chimney external to fabric, top removed.
Interior: 6 panel doors to entrance hall and landing, reeded
surrounds, plain square corner blocks, panelled reveals to door on
right of hall. Moulded cornice to entrance hall and adjoining
rooms on front; reeded surrounds to fireplaces in latter, corner
paterae: semi-circular recess to rear of room on right, arched
head, surround as fireplace. Cellar under left room: scratch
moulded door. Rear rooms ground and first floor bar stop to
chamfer on ceiling beams, and one scratch-moulded boarded door;
above two 6-panel scratch moulded doors. Bottom flight of stairs
early C19 on reverse curves: above heavy moulded handrail and
string, square newels, ball finials, turned balusters. Ovolo
moulded beam over first floor: triple arch to front of house.
Slightly cambered ceiling first floor front room on right; above
C15 roof, 4 half bays, 2 infilled trusses fairly close together, an
open and a half truss, further truss to front just inside stone
front wall. Open truss collar, tie beam, curved struts, cusping to
upper parts principals,1 pair threaded purlins, originally a square
ridge: half truss curved braces in place of tie beam, scalloped
wind braces. Left end front timber framing shows in part inside,
originally close studding to ground floor: end trusses survive:
large fireplace on ground floor, crane over, oven to one side.
Medieval house altered C17, probably then H plan, with one rear
wing extended. Georgianized early C19. Described as 'a good
house' in 1712. Estate said to have been given to Thomas Hooke as
a reward for saving Henry V's life at Agincourt, 1415. Still
belonged to same family in 1985. (D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The
Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970, under Newent; R. Atkyns, The
Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire, Vol. I, 1712;
Burke's Landed Gentry, Vol III, 1969).
Listing NGR: SO7044626071
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