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Description: The Ley
Date Listed: 20 February 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 149872
OS Grid Reference: SO3926351194
OS Grid Coordinates: 339263, 251194
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1557, -2.8892
SO 35 SE WEOBLEY CP -
6/90 The Ley
House, now two houses. 1589 for James Bridges, with some late C19 and
late C20 restoration. Timber-frame with rendered infill on a doursed
rubble plinth under a graduated stone tile roof. H-plan, main range
aligned east/west. Lateral stack to rear (south) wall of main range and
east wall of eastern cross-wing. They are both of rubble with C19 brick
shafts. North front of two storeys with projecting gabled cross-wings,
each with two-storey square bay windows. The central range has a similar
window. There is a two-storey gabled porch in the angle with the right-hand
cross-wing. The left-hand cross-wing has a 5-light mullion and transom
window on each storey with a gable above. This has a projecting tie-beam
and enriched bargeboards. The central bay window has a 5-light mullion
and transom window to each floor. The gable has enriched bargeboards
and decorated plaster panels. At the back of this bay a gabled dormer rises
from the main roof with bargeboards and scroll brackets. The two-storey
porch has moulded framing and scroll brackets supporting the jettied first
floor. This has a 3-light mullion and transom window. The gable has
moulded bargeboards and a pendant. The doorway has a flat triangular
head with two carved panels above bearing a shield of arms, with the initials
"I B" on one, and the words "In Dei nomine" with date 1589 on the other.
The inner doorway has a moulded frame and a panelled door under a 3-pane
overlight. The right-hand cross-wing has a 5-light mullion and transom
window to each floor. The gable of the window has moulded bargeboards.
Framing: mainly six square panels high surmounted by a narrow band of
close-studding. The left-hand cross-wing has straight angle braces to the
ground floor below straight tension braces on the first floor. The cross-
wing gables each have two collars with between them two square panels with
quadrant braces. Interior not inspected, but reported to have exposed moulded
ceiling beams and some remnants of panelling. (RCHM, 3, p 196-7, no 8; BoE, p 314).
Listing NGR: SO3926351194
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Source: English Heritage
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