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The Vern, Bodenham

Description: The Vern

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 149565

OS Grid Reference: SO5191750879
OS Grid Coordinates: 351917, 250879
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1541, -2.7042

Location: Bodenham, County of Herefordshire HR1 3EX

Locality: Bodenham
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR1 3EX

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Listing Text

SO 55 SW
5/2 The Vern

House. Probably mid-C16, refronted circa 1730, remodelled late C18 to
early C19 with further alterations of circa 1920. Handmade brick (probably
refacing or replacing timber-frame) on sandstone rubble base with some blue
brick dressings; plain tiled hipped roof with overhanging eaves and large
brick stacks (roof raised in early C19). H-plan. Two storeys and attic
with dormers; south elevation has three-course band between main storeys
of central range and right wing and two-course band between main storeys
of left wing. Main south elevation: 1:3:1 bays. Central range has blue
brick header lozenge patterns between the first floor windows. Windows
all have cambered heads; the first floor window openings of the central
range are C18 and have alternate red and blue brick headers. There are
two ground floor 3-light C18 casements, three first floor 2-light casements
and a flat-roofed dormer with a moulded cornice and 3-light casement in the
central range. Between bays 2 and 3 is an entrance with a flat moulded canopy
on consoles, fluted pilasters and a partly-glazed C20 door. Both wings have
a 3-light C19 casement on both floors of their gable ends. Main entrance in
left side elevation and has an ashlar entablature and pilasters and a 6-panelled
door. There is a C19 flat-roofed addition to the north elevation of the
central range. Interior: remodelled in circa 1920 and late C20. Ground floor
of central part retains moulded main ceiling beams. Room on ground floor of
west wing has C18 fireplace carved with farmyard scene, water and wind mills
and a shell niche cupboard, flanked by Ionic pilasters and carved with hop
and flower garlands. (RCHM Herefs II, p 17, item 56).

Listing NGR: SO5191750879

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Source: English Heritage

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