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Upper House, Preston on Wye

Description: Upper House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 150020

OS Grid Reference: SO3844941665
OS Grid Coordinates: 338449, 241665
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0699, -2.8994

Location: 8 Ploughfields, Preston on Wye, County of Herefordshire HR2 9LL

Locality: Preston on Wye
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR2 9LL

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Listing Text

SO 34 SE
4/61 Upper House

- II

House. C14, with some C17 alterations, clad in stone in C18, with some
early C19 and late C20 alterations. Timber-frame clad in stone, mostly
roughcast, with a slate roof. H-plan with hall aligned north/south.
Screens passage to north end of hall, wing beyond rebuilt C17, spere truss
in lower of two bays. Solar cross-wing contains remnants of C14 work.
East front: the left-hand cross-wing is flush, the other projects. Cross-
wings of two storeys with one window, to the left a 16-pane sash, to the
right a C20 top-hung casement. Hall range of one storey with attic lit by
two gabled dormers. Two 16-pane sashes on ground floor. Entrance to left
of centre has a gabled C19 porch with half-glazed door. Interior not
inspected. Reported to contain a base cruck in the centre of the hall
with tenoned arcade plate. The upper roof is of simple construction with
a collar above the cambered tie-beam. The spere truss is of aisled form
with arch braces to the tie-beam. A relatively plain example of this type
of hall. (Bismaris, M R: "A Base-Cruck Hall at Preston-on-Wye, Hereford-
shire", Woolhope Club, Vol 41, pt III, 1975, pp 306 - 311).

Listing NGR: SO3844941665

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Source: English Heritage

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