If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Planned Farmstead About 15 Yards East of Bickley House
Date Listed: 27 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 149277
OS Grid Reference: SO6429871087
OS Grid Coordinates: 364298, 271087
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3367, -2.5254
Explore more of the area around Knighton on Teme, Worcestershire at Explore Britain.
KNIGHTON ON TEME CP BICKLEY
SO 67 SW
1/84 Planned farmstead
about 15 yards east
of Bickley House
Planned farmstead. Dated 1863. Red brick with some blue brick dressings;
plain tiled roofs. Square plan with complete range of interconnected build-
ings enclosing four yards and divided by cnetral cruciform ranfe. Barn and
dovecote on east side, stables to north, cowhouses to centre and pig sties
to south side; large malthouse and two hop kilns at south-east corner. Yards
enclosed to west side by walls with central gateways. All buildings have
moulded eaves cornices and openings with cambered or round-headed arches
and chamfered jambs. Barn: three bays; central wagon bay has midstrey to
east side and opposed cart entries; chamfered ventilation slits with pointed
heads. Dovecote: prominently situated at centre of east side; square plan
with pyramidal roof with raised apex for ventilation; two levels; main east
elevation has large double doors and, on upper level, a large recessed
rectangular panel containing a four-bay arcade with blue brick round arches;
the two archways to the left are louvred, the two to the right have been
altered; each elevation of the roof has a small gabled dormer with six alight-
ing holes. Stables, cowhouse and pig sties retain most of fittings, doors,
floors and drainage system. Stables include grooms' quarters, stalls and
mangers. Included in pig sty area is a boar pen with large round archway
facing south and single-bay wing for animal feed preparation with smoke-
blackened roof. Malthouse and hop kilns: large rectangular block; two storeys,
attic with half-dormers and cellar; three-course band between main storeys.
Openings have blue brick cambered heads; windows are mainly rectangular with
multi-paned metal frames. Main south elevation: ground floor has two windows,
two doors and a set of double doors; first floor has three windows, one of
which is blind, and a door to right approached by external brick steps; three
gabled half-dormers, one is blind, one has a loft door and one has a multi-
paned window. Two hop kilns at east gable end have combined hipped slate
roofs with square louvred lanterns; in south elevation is a pair of blind
archways with blue brick round heads. Interior has large barrel vaulted
cellar. The date "1863" is inscribed inside the main entrance archway.
A complete and well-detailed example of a mid-C19 planned farmstead.
Listing NGR: SO6429871087
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.