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Court Farmhouse, Byton

Description: Court Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 August 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 149141

OS Grid Reference: SO3704764024
OS Grid Coordinates: 337047, 264024
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2708, -2.9240

Location: Byton, County of Herefordshire LD8 2HS

Locality: Byton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: LD8 2HS

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Listing Text


5/2 Court Farmhouse
19.8. 53


Farmhouse. C15 east wing remodelled during C16 or C17 when west cross-
wing added; the cross-wing was further altered during late C19 or early
C20 when roof and interior altered. Timber-framed core largely refaced
with sandstone rubble, C16 or C17 wing is completely rendered and has C20
surface timbering; half-hipped tiled roof to wing, part Welsh slate, part
stone slate roof to earlier wing. Earlier hall wing possibly of three bays
aligned east/west with former through-passage now partially blocked, later
cross-wing adjoins at west end. Large stack with bread oven at junction
with cross-wing, main entrance now in west face of cross-wing with subsidiary
entrance to south in earlier wing (site of former through-passage). West
front: two storeys with attics and cellars; three 3-light irregularly spaced
windows; left of centre late C19 or early C20 gabled porch to ground floor
with contemporary ledged door. South front: gable end of cross-wing to
left with skylight to attic below half hip in roof, one 3-light window
below; earlier wing to right with small central 3-light window between
eaves and doorway. The ground floor has 2-light windows which flank the
square-headed doorway with ledged door; part of the circular bread oven
protrudes to left at junction with cross-wing. Interior: the upper section
of one truss is partially visible in earlier wing; this has cusped principals
and may have further decorated members. The C16 inserted floor has chamfered
beams. Further chamfered beams in later cross-wing with unusual decorative
bracket surviving in central room of cross-wing. (RCHM, Vol III, p 320.)

Listing NGR: SO3704764024

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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