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Old Cross Farmhouse, Willersley and Winforton

Description: Old Cross Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 August 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 150679

OS Grid Reference: SO2976547013
OS Grid Coordinates: 329765, 247013
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1170, -3.0271

Location: A438, Winforton, County of Herefordshire HR3 6SP

Locality: Willersley and Winforton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR3 6SP

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Listing Text

SO 24 NE
5/124 Old Cross Farmhouse
19/8/53 (formerly listed as
Cross House)
- II
Farmhouse, now house. Circa 1400, altered and extended C17 with further mid-
C19 and mid-C20 alterations. Timber-framed with painted brick and rendered
infill on rubble base, some rubble walling and painted brick refacing and
replacement walling; stone-tiled roofs laid in diminishing courses with a
pair of rubble diagonal ridge stacks with rebuilt brick caps at west end
of C17 part. Originally a medieval hall and cross-wing plan of which the
cross-wing survives and is of two cruck-framed bays aligned north/south.
The hall range on the east side was rebuilt in the C17 and has a large
chimney back adjacent to the cross-wing and a continuous lean-to outshut
at rear with a catslide roof. Single storey and attic. Framing: part of
cruck trusses with collars survive at both ends of cross-wing. C17 range
has three panels from sill to wall-plate, short straight upper corner braces
and a collar and tie-beam truss with four struts and a V-strut above the
collar at the east end. North front elevation: C17 range has a ground floor
2-light casement. Cross-wing gable end has a ground floor casement also of
two lights and a pair of attic lights with a continuous plank weathering.
Main entrance has a gabled timber porch with two-centred archway, inserted
C20 door and glazing within the arched.head. Attic light at east gable end.
Interior: the central cruck truss survives within the cross-wing. (RCHM, III,
p 213, item 5; BoE, p 323; Alcock, NW: CBA Cruck Catalogue, 1981).

Listing NGR: SO2976547013

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Source: English Heritage

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