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Description: The Sheephouse
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133191
OS Grid Reference: SO8591308529
OS Grid Coordinates: 385913, 208529
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7753, -2.2056
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SO 80 NE
5/15 The Sheephouse (formerly
listed as Sheephouse and
farm building with
Large detached house, former farmhouse. Early C17, late C18. Mainly squared
and coursed limestone, but later frontage, to south is ashlar; stone slate
roofs. A complex building with principal block to south, including projecting
stair turret to north, and rebuilt south facade; to the west a large 3 storey
cross-gabled wing, and to the east a 2-storey cottage, the whole forming a
U-plan. South front is late C18 in 3 storeys with 3 windows at first and second
floors, but 4 plus central door at ground floor; these are 12-pane sashes with
unfluted Ionic pilasters set on channelled backing, to pulvinated frieze and
pediment. At first floor, over plain cill band, two 4:12:4-paned Venetian
windows and central 12-pane; flat architrave surrounds at ground and first floor
openings. Second floor has three 9-pane sashes. Cornice and blocking to
parapet, gable stacks to half-hipped roof, paired diagonal shafts. The west
front has two Cotswold gables to 2½ storey section, left, and various recessed
chamfer stone mullioned casements with stopped hoods, mostly with leading,
diagonal or square. Two doors to 4-centred openings, that to centre being plank
and stud. Between the doors a small light at mid-height, opposite ridge stack;
a second stack to right, these with diagonal shafts, and with skirts and cap-
pings. To the right, the end of the main block has external stack flanked by
2-light ovolo-mould mullioned casement with stopped hood at ground and first
floors; here also a single storey extension in brick with stone-slate roof.
North front has early C20 porch extension with flat roof; bull's eye opening
over a 3-light casement to stair turret, and a further 2-light, high, left.
Back of wing, to right has complex pigeon openings with ledges to gables; 3
storeys with 1, 2 and 3-light stone mullioned casements, including one with a
deep lintel at right to former door opening. The north gable has a 4-light
under 3-light and 3 light casements, all to stopped hoods. All gables coped to
this wing. Cottage extension has rendered front, stone gables, stone slate
roof. Two storeys, 3 windows, fixed 9-pane with central arched 12-pane plus
radial bars at first floor, over a plain mid-string to 4 pilasters framing two
2-light casements with bars and flush 6-panel door. Stone stack to left.
Interior not fully inspected, includes large stone fire surround of early C17 or
possibly before this, in ground floor room north end, wood spiral stair from
first floor to roof stage, various spade-stopped chamfered beams.
Listing NGR: SO8591308529
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Source: English Heritage
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