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Description: Old Country House
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 151511
OS Grid Reference: SO7266044656
OS Grid Coordinates: 372660, 244656
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0996, -2.4005
SO 74 SW MATHON RURAL CP -
3/112 Old Country House
Farmhouse. Probably C17 extended in early C20. Timber-frame, brick infill
panels, tiled roofs, central stack and local type external stack to west
end. Flattened 'H' plan comprising 2 storey 3 bay traditional main hall
range and 2 bay cross-wings only slightly projecting and framing the
north front: irregular fenestration of large multi-paned C19 casements to
left cross-wing and main range, 3 part 12-pane metal C19 casement with
weathering to right cross-wing; first floor has 12-pane C20 metal casements
to left hand wing and to main range and 8-pane weathered casement to right
wing. Entrance through 6-panelled C18 door under flat canopy in main range
immediately to left of right hand cross-wing leads to cross passage. Framing
is regular and heavy, 4 panels high from cill to wall-plate; collars and tie-
beams of north-facing cross-wings have weatherings. Interior: broached
chamfered beams to left hand front room and very large fireplace in main
room to left of cross-passage; winder stair to rear of fireplace. The left
cross-wing was extended left and rearwards in early C20. Extended to right
is C18 stable range with an interesting elliptical arch through the ground
floor to cattle drinking pool.
Listing NGR: SO7266044656
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Source: English Heritage
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