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Description: Crockshard Farm, Including Attached Former Stables, Wall and Granary
Date Listed: 11 May 2005
English Heritage Building ID: 1408619
OS Grid Reference: TR2489555981
OS Grid Coordinates: 624895, 155981
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2586, 1.2219
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Farmhouse with attached former stables and granary. Part of the north range and most of the south range of the farmhouse are of C18 date. The north range was extended and refronted in the early C19 and in the later C19 the south range linked to C18 stabling. A later C20 extension to the west is not of special interest. The C18 part of the house is of brick, now painted, the early C19 north range is stuccoed with incised lines to imitate masonry with slate roof and rendered chimneystacks. The C18 stabling is of painted brick with tiled roof and the former granary is weatherboarded with slate roof.
PLAN: The farmhouse now comprises two parallel ranges to north and south now linked to a former stable attached at the south east corner which links by a wall to a former granary to the east.
EXTERIOR: The northern range of the farmhouse has a symmetrical front of two storeys three windows. The first floor has three 16-pane sashes without horns and the ground floor has two cambered tripartite sash windows, each with 20 panes. The central doorcase has panelled reveals, pilasters, paterae and cornice, a rectangular fanlight with pattern of interlocking circles and six fielded panelled door. The eastern end retains cambered 16-pane sash windows but the western end of the range has a mid C19 sash with verticals only. To the rear is a lower range mainly of C18 date of painted brick with slate roof and part brick modillion cornice. Some 16-pane sash windows survive to this range on the south west and east sides. The west side has a mid C19 sash with vertical glazing bars only. The south east side has a casement window to the upper floor, but below a ground floor conservatory two casement windows survive, one with a cambered head lining, and a wide C18 doorcase wih plank door. There is a central tile-hung gable with multipane sash window to the upper floor and C19 casement windows to the ground floor. The south range has a later C19 lean-to extension to the west and a later conservatory to the south east. A late C20 brick extension with sloping roof, multipane fixed windows and metal double doors was added to the west but is not of special interest.
Attached to the farmhouse at the south eastern end is an C18 former stabling range together with a service building, possibly originally a washhouse or brewhouse. This is of one storey painted brick with half-hipped tiled roof with brick modillion cornice and brick chimney to the north east. There are a number of casement windows and stable doors.
Attached by a section of brick walling is an early to mid C19 2x2 bay granary. This is weatherboarded with gabled slate roof on mushroom-shaped saddle stones but a brick plinth has been built linking the saddle stones. There is a central plank door approached up a wooden ladder.
INTERIOR: The north range of the farmhouse has a half-winder staircase with mahogany handrail, stick balusters and column newel. The hall has a number of six-panelled doors. The ground floor rooms to the northern range retain vertical shutters. The western room to the southern range has exposed ceiling beams and an C18 cambered brick fireplace. The central room to the south range has a diagonally placed ceiling beam. The kitchen has cambered axial beams and a brick fireplace. There are a number of C19 fireplaces and the upper floor has a C19 built-in cupboard to a bedroom in the north wing. The late C19 link block to the south east has kingpost trusses and the upper floor was used for accommodating hirelings.
The interior of the former stables has a roof with purlin and collar beam and original rafters. The northern room retains two brick fireplace openings. There are exposed floor joists and cobbled floors and a wooden manger remain.
The former granary was not inspected internally.
An C18 farmhouse with good quality early C19 parlour wing added to the north and now also attached to a formerly separate C18 stables and early to mid C19 granary.
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
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