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Tan House, Lyonshall

Description: Tan House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 150358

OS Grid Reference: SO3382755362
OS Grid Coordinates: 333827, 255362
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1925, -2.9695

Location: A480, Lyonshall, County of Herefordshire HR5 3JP

Locality: Lyonshall
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR5 3JP

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Listing Text

The following building shall be included in the list:-


80 35 NW

4/97 Tan House


House. Circa C15, remodelled and extended in C17 and with C19 and C20 alterations.
Timber frame, front and side faced in stone rubble. Slate roofs with gabled ends.
Gable-end stacks with later brick shafts and truncated lateral stack to rear wing.

Plan: The original front range of 2 rooms and central cross-passage was originally
open to the roof and heated from an open hearth fire. In C17 the eaves were raised
and floors and gable end stacks were-inserted and a 1-room plan wing with a lateral
stack was added behind the right hand room of the front range. Partly refaced in
stone in C18 and/or C19 and outshuts built at left end and in rear angle in C29.

2 storeys. Not quite symmetrical 2-window south east front with C20 3-light
casements and C20 door with canopy to right of centre. The north west side facing
road has various 2-light casements, some with cambered arches. Large framing is
exposed on rear elevation of main range and in gable of wing to left; C20 casements
French casement and outshut in angle on side of rear wing next to projecting oven.
Lean-to outshut on south west end of main range.

Interior: Timber-framing exposed. Left hand room has chamfered framed ceiling;
right hand room has chamfered axial beam and rear wing, a deeply chamfered cross-
beam, both without stops, the rear wing with chamfered joists. All ground floor
rooms have stone fireplaces with timber lintels, that in rear wing with brick oven
to side.

Full cruck truss (like a spere-truss) on left side of passage with massive blades
and cambered collar halved and dovetail lap jointed to the principals, which are
smoke-blackened in the roof space. The early carpentery appears to be fairly
complete but the joinery is largely C20.

Listing NGR: SO3382755362

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Source: English Heritage

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