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Middle Hill, Birley with Upper Hill

Description: Middle Hill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 149640

OS Grid Reference: SO4720153716
OS Grid Coordinates: 347201, 253716
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1792, -2.7736

Location: Birley, County of Herefordshire HR6 0JZ

Locality: Birley with Upper Hill
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR6 0JZ

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Listing Text

SO 45 SE
Middle Hill

The entry shall be amended to read:-
4/77 Middle Hill

SO 45 SE
4/77 Middle Hill

House. C14, altered C17 with further mid-C19 and mid-C20 alterations.
Mainly timber-framed with rendered infill on rubble base, some coursed
dressed sandstone rubble walling, rendered to south. Roofs are of machine
tiles, slates and some stone slates laid in diminishing courses. Hall and
cross-wing plan. Hall was cruck-framed and originally of two framed bays
aligned east/west; western bay demolished in C17 and eastern bay was
heightened and widened. A large external rubble chimney with offsets and
a detached brick stack was built at the west end. The cross-wing was
originally of two framed bays, intersecting with the east end of the hall
part. In the C17 it was extended by one bay to the south and an external
rubble chimney with a brick stack built on the east side of the northernmost
bay. Two storeys and cellar. Framing: hall part has part of cruck truss
exposed at west end. This has a braced collar and cusped struts above.
Wall-frames have three plus one additional row of square panels at first
floor level with swept braces across upper corners and a collar and tie-beam
truss with a central strut beneath the collar the the north end. The southern
bay has four rows of square panels from sill to wall-plate. North front elevation:
hall part has a canted C19 oriel window with narrow casements on the ground
floor. To the left of this is the main entrance which has a moulded architrave,
a four-panelled C19 door, a transom light with two glazing bars and a square
right side light. The cross-wing gable end has a cellar door, a 3-light C20
ground floor casement and a 2-light C20 first floor casement. Lean-to
additions to south-west. Interior: the cross-wing is recorded has having
exposed C14 ceiling beams and much of the C17 framing is also exposed. (RCHM,
Herefs, III, p 70-1, item 4; BoE, p 74; Alcock, N W: CBA Cruck Catalogue, 1981).

Listing NGR: SO4720153716

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Source: English Heritage

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