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Cow House, Cow Shelter and Stables About 60 Yards North North East of Brook Farmhouse, Little Marcle

Description: Cow House, Cow Shelter and Stables About 60 Yards North North East of Brook Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 152681

OS Grid Reference: SO6717736817
OS Grid Coordinates: 367177, 236817
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0288, -2.4798

Location: Little Marcle, County of Herefordshire HR8 2JY

Locality: Little Marcle
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR8 2JY

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Listing Text

SO 63 NE

5/16 Cow house, cow shelter
and stables about 60 yards
north-north-east of
Brook Farmhouse


Cow house, cow shelter and stables, forming north and east (entry) sides of
farmyard complex. "A D 1866" in trefoiled tablet on central south-facing
gable. Brick, tiled roofs with small gabled louvred vents at regular intervals
along ridge. L-plan with cow house/cow shelter part aligned roughly east/west
from its junction with hop kilns, hop rooms, cow shelter, cart shed and barn
range (qv) to the west and stable part returning southwards to form one side
of main entrance from road to farmyard. One storey. South elevation: advanced
central gabled front with thermal window beneath tablet and central ledged door;
to the left three openings to cow house with a ledged door to either side of the
middle opening; to the right are five arched openings with 4-centred heads
supported on brick piers forming the front of cow shelter. West elevation of
stables return wing attached to cow shelter has a slatted opening to right of
centre with three doors, two to the left of the opening and one to right;
south gable of stables has thermal window to side of farmyard entrance. North
elevation of east/west range has three gables one in the centre and one at
each end, that to the right being the end of the hop kiln, hop room, cow
shelter, cart shed and barn range (qv). Interior: trusses are mainly queen
posts carrying angle struts to principals; cow house has feeding passage
along rear wall with parallel free-standing continuous racks and troughs to
the front of it; in the rear of the central gabled part is a sheep dip about
four feet deep, reputed to be one of the first in Herefordshire to be designed
into a farm building. Part of a model farmstead complex, adjoining Brook
Farmhouse (qv), reputedly built by the Eastnor Estate. Included for group
value as a complete example.

Listing NGR: SO6717736817

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Source: English Heritage

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