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Orleton House, Orleton

Description: Orleton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150122

OS Grid Reference: SO4918767172
OS Grid Coordinates: 349187, 267172
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3003, -2.7466

Location: Kitchen Hill Road, Orleton, County of Herefordshire SY8 4HB

Locality: Orleton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY8 4HB

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Listing Text

SO 4967
10/100 Orleton House
(formerly listed as
11.6.59 Lower House)


House. Early C17, restored mid-C20. Timber-frame with rendered infill and
tile roof. T-plan, rear range to north-west, with large axial stack, front
range aligned north-east/south-west with external rubble stack to south gable.
South front of two storeys to the central bay jettied with gable above, the
first floor with a 3-light casement under a plank weathering. The attics of
each flanking bay are lit by a gabled dormer. On ground floor there are
three 3-light casements. The entrance to right of centre has a ledged and
boarded door. Framing is four square panels high, the bressummer of the
jetty moulded and supported by curved brackets. There are straight angle
braces, and the gable above has two struts to the collar with V-struts in
apex. Rear wing is of two storeys, with attic lit by framed dormer in the
north wall. This retains a 4-light mullion and transom window with ovolo
mouldings set within herringbone framing arranged to form lozenges, the gable
with a king-post and herringbone struts. A similar window at north end of
first storey of same wall has a similar window with heavily moulded sill.
The gable-end stack has a cast iron fireback inscribed "F.B/1630" set in the
outside. Interior: the south room of the rear wing has heavily moulded ceil-
ing beams. (RCHM, 3, p 157, no 7; Parkinson J and Ould E A: Old Cottages,
Farm Houses and other half-timbered buildings in Shropshire, Herefordshire
and Cheshire, 1904, pl 32).

Listing NGR: SO4918767172

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Source: English Heritage

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