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The Old Farmhouse, Leinthall Starkes

Description: The Old Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150218

OS Grid Reference: SO4344269589
OS Grid Coordinates: 343442, 269589
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3215, -2.8312

Location: Leinthall Starkes, County of Herefordshire SY8 2HP

Locality: Leinthall Starkes
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY8 2HP

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Listing Text

SO 46 NW
6/39 The Old Farmhouse
Farmhouse, divided into two dwellings, now one house. Probable C16 origins,
extended early Cl7, part rebuilt and altered late C18, restored late C20.
Part timber-framed with painted brick and rendered infill on rubble base,
some painted rubble and brick replacement walling, part sandstone rubble
with brick dressings; slate roofs. Hall and cross-wing plan; original hall
part aligned north-east/south-west with large chimney at south-west end;
cross-wing of two framed bays added to north-east end with large external
rubble chimney on its south-west side. Hall rebuilt in late C18 and large
external cross-wing chimney also partly rebuilt and two diagonal brick
stacks added. (The plan was sub-divided laterally in the C19 when converted
into two dwellings). Two storeys, attic and cellar. Framing: cross-wing
has two rows of square panels per storey with diagonal struts (two per
panel) at first floor level combining to form diaper patterns at gable
ends and a staggered chevron design on the north-east side. Both upper
floors are slightly jettied at gable ends on moulded bressummers with run-
out chamfer stops (a detail repeated internally) and moulded corbels.
The north-west gable has a collar and tie-beam truss with two collars, eight
struts to lower collar and four ornamental cusped braces, four struts to
upper collar and concave cusped bracing in the apex. The south-east end
truss has been largely replaced. Windows are mainly C18 leaded casements.
North-west front: hall part has a 2-light ground floor window with a
cambered head, a gabled half-dormer with a 2-light window and a four-
panelled door. There is a C19 brick stack to the right side of the roof
pitch. The gable-end of the cross-wing has a 3-light and a 2-light ground
floor window, a 4-light first floor window and a C20 attic light. The
external chimney on the south-east elevation has the following inscription
incised on a chamfered corner section about four feet from the base: "John
Lychmore/June 10 1779". There is a C20 half-glazed lean-to addition adjoin-
ing the south-east elevation of the hall. Interior: main ceiling beams and
fireplace lintels in cross-wing have similar run-out stop chamfers to
bressummers. Flagstone floors and some old doors survive. (RCHM, Herefs,
Vol III, p 105; BoE, p 222).

Listing NGR: SO4344269589

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Source: English Heritage

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