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Description: Astley Town House
Date Listed: 29 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 152278
OS Grid Reference: SO7944068187
OS Grid Coordinates: 379440, 268187
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3114, -2.3030
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SO 76 NE ASTLEY CP ASTLEY TOWN
3/50 Astley Town House
Former farmhouse. Late C16 - early C17 with later additions. Timber-
framed, partially bricked on ground floor; painted brick and lath and
plaster infill to panels, tiled roofs. Roughly F-plan with end projecting
cross-wing at west; central triple stack and later external stack to main
range, external stack to cross-wing; cross-passage behind main stack.
Main range of 2 bays with 1 gabled bay, projecting cross-wing of 2 bays.
North elevation, 2 storeys and attics in gables; 2 gables one to right of
centre and one in projecting cross-wing to right, both containing 2-light
leaded casements, irregular fenestration 3 windows to first floor, one in
centre housed in small gabled projection with small external stack. Ground
floor obscured by later brick lean-to has C20 windows and door. East gable
has painted brick ground floor and 3 C19 casements with segmental heads, one
4-light window on first floor. Lean-to at rear. Framing: square panels
roughly 2 from mid-rail to eaves, at rear framing largely complete with
2 panels from sill to mid-rail; V-struts in gables. Timber weathering over
windows. Interior: remains of former C17 staircase with twisted balusters -
from first floor to attic. Large inglenook backing on cross-passage.
Listing NGR: SO7944068187
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Source: English Heritage
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