British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Chapel Farmhouse, Wigmore

Description: Chapel Farmhouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150246

OS Grid Reference: SO3942868435
OS Grid Coordinates: 339428, 268435
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3107, -2.8899

Location: Wigmore, County of Herefordshire HR6 9UQ

Locality: Wigmore
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR6 9UQ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

SO 36 NE
5/67 Chapel Farmhouse
The following entry shall be upgraded to Grade I :-

SO 36 NE
5/67 chapel Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. Early C15, altered late C16, refronted c1800.
Timber-framed with rendered infill on rubble base, refronted in rubble
with brick dressings. Slate roofs with brick stack to front of ridge.
Hall-house of four framed bays aligned east/west; the hall occupied the
three western bays and there was a two-storey bay at the west end. The
hall was divided into two storeys in the C16, and a large chimney inserted
in the second bay from the east end. The main entrance is situated immediately
to the rear of the chimney. Framing: four rows of panels from sill to wall-
plate exposed in rear north elevation. Wall posts are visible in south front
elevation. There is also a collar and tie-beam truss with a V-strut above
the collar at the east end. South front elevation: windows are all C19 case-
ments. There are two 2-light windows and a 3-light window with cambered
brick heads on the ground floor and three first floor 2-light windows. The
main entrance in the third bay from the west end has a C19 gabled timber porch
on shaped brackets and a ledged and battened C19 door. The north elevation
has the remains of two original 4-light wood-mullioned windows and there is
recorded to be the remains of an original arched doorhead in the west end.
A C19 rubble wing adjoins the east end of one bay and two storeys (lower
in height than the main building). There is a 2-light casement on both
floors of the south elevation and a similar porch and door to that of the
main part. Interior: roof has original collar and tie-beam trusses. The
two in the former hall have large raking struts and a V-strut above the collar,
moulded tie-beams and are carried on moulded posts with shaped heads and
cusped arch-braces. There are subsidiary arch-braced collar trusses forming
segmental arches. The wall-plates are brattished and there are three tiers
of moulded purlins and three tiers of ornately cusped swept wind-braces,
the central tier forming concave lozenge panels. The main roof truss
separating the hall from the west bay has three struts beneath the collar
and the roof above the west bay is of similar construction but simpler detail.
There is recorded to be a C16 doorway in the wall dividing the former hall
from the west bay. Also the main first floor fireplace incorporates some
reused slip-tiles of geometrical and foliated designs. The farmhouse has
been connected with a chapel in Deerfold Forest used for heretical services
but would appear to be a purely secular building of later date than the
chapel in question. (RCHM, Herefs, Vol III, p 208-9, item 3; BoE, p 233).

Listing NGR: SO3942868435

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.