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Home Farm House, Great Witley

Description: Home Farm House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 152336

OS Grid Reference: SO7519665234
OS Grid Coordinates: 375196, 265234
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2847, -2.3650

Location: Great Witley, Worcestershire WR6 6JJ

Locality: Great Witley
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR6 6JJ

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Listing Text


3/103 Home Farm House



Former manor house, now farmhouse. c1500 solar wing, late C16 or early C17
refacing and alterations to central hall, further C18 alterations and
additions to lower end, added 019 accretions. Timber-framed solar with
red brick facing, remainder red brick, tiled roofs. Former hall with
through passage and solar cross-wing obscured by later additions. Hall
aligned north west - south east, facing north east. Solar cross-wing to
north west, further additions to south, north west and south west slightly
projecting stair turret now blocks through passage to south west; main
external stack at back of hall to south west (base now partly enclosed by
C20 lean-to), further external stack to north west return of solar wing
also partly enclosed; central stack to lower end.
North east front (garden elevation): 2 storeys and attic, dentilled eaves
cornice; hall and solar; irregular brickwork, earlier English bond with
patening and additions, garden wall and Flemish bonds. Early C19 fenestration;
3 windows to hall; glazing bar sash windows, solar wing has 3-light brick
mullioned windows in gable, 2 glazing bar sashes below. Mid C19 extension
to solar has one glazing bar sash window and 6-panelled door. Central doorway
to hall with canopy supported on console brackets, partly glazed door.
Rear (entrance) elevation: later added dairy wing partly obscures solar gable
end to left; main external stack with 3 partly rebuilt conjoined star-plan
shafts also to left of entrance; gabled stair turret and further projecting
later wing to right. Irregular fenestration, 2- and 3-light wooden casements,
2-light to stair turret, 3-light to right wing in cambered lintels. Glazed
door to C20 lean-to. Interior: almost complete c1500 3-bay timber-framed
solar, with upper chamber originally open now ceiled at purlin level; bays
further sub-divided by intermediate trusses, north east bay cut short by
later brick gable wall (intermediate truss survives), remaining 2 bays
complete; large swept braces to south east lateral wall; main trusses are
knee-braced with continuous moulding of posts, braces and tie-beam; arch
braced intermediate trusses form shallow pointed arches and provide footings
for 2 pairs of wind braces to each bay; heavily moulded wall-plate; shallow
ogee-headed doorway to south west gable, formerly external truss, indicating
former external stair; cusped 4-light window to north west lateral wall now
blocked is partly visible from exterior; central altered brick fireplace
with timber lintel and stone inset above with ogee cusped lancet and lattice
design carved in relief. Interior of C17 hall has cross-beamed ceiling
and altered fireplace; rooms at lower end of house altered during C18 have
higher ceilings; room above hall has fine early C18 fireplace; heavy 6-
panelled oak internal doors throughout; late C18 oak framed newel staircase
with turned balusters; roof trusses of hall range late C17/early C18 with
inclined struts, altered trusses to lower end. Moated site; moat forms
semi-circle from west to east approx 20 m from garden elevation. Formerly
one of the manors of Great Witley. A History of Great Witley, G Talbut (1955).

Listing NGR: SO7519665234

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Source: English Heritage

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