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Description: Yew Tree Farmhouse
Date Listed: 30 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 131675
OS Grid Reference: SO8328714080
OS Grid Coordinates: 383287, 214080
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8251, -2.2439
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SO 81 SW BROOKTHORPE-with- WHADDON GREEN
WHADDON (west side)
5/17 Yew Tree Farmhouse
Detached farmhouse. Early C17. Timber framing on limestone plinth;
1 end in limestone, other in brick and stone; random rubble
chimney; interlocking tile roof. Single-storey with attic; lobby
entry 3-room plan; attached partially enclosed outshut at rear.
Front: small framing with straight bracing on limestone plinth;
brick infill to panels; scattered fenestration all C20 metal
casements but in original framed-up openings; central doorway with
cambered lintel and original plank door; 2 attic roof dormers with
timber framed gables; axial chimney with moulded cap and skirt.
Blank north gable end in limestone with partially dismantled brick
chimney. Back: mixed small framing of various sizes on stone
plinth; off centre doorway with cambered lintel and scattered
fenestration, mainly C18 and C19 small timber casements; large open
outshut with lean-to roof supported on timber posts; part
constructed in brick on right with plain tile roof. South gable is
stone, rebuilt in brick at apex, and has single-window
fenestration, all C20 metal casements; continuous dripmould above
ground floor window.
Interior is remarkably unaltered especially in attic which has open
collar truss roof, timber-framed partitions: some in small framing,
but 1 in close studding, and cambered lintels to all internal
doorways, mostly with original plank doors. Most panels have
surviving wattle and daub. Timber staircase to side of central
chimney stack. Second staircase added in north end was possibly
for the use of servants. Floor beams are chamfered with stepped
Listing NGR: SO8328714080
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Source: English Heritage
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