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Walsopthorne Farmhouse, Ashperton

Description: Walsopthorne Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 152993

OS Grid Reference: SO6502942320
OS Grid Coordinates: 365029, 242320
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0781, -2.5117

Location: Ashperton, County of Herefordshire HR8 2SB

Locality: Ashperton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR8 2SB

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Listing Text

SO 64 SW

5/28 Walsopthorne Farmhouse


Farmhouse. c1600, with mid-C19 additions. Timber-framed with wattle-and-
daub infill, sandstone plinth and stacks, brick shafts and brick C19 additions,
tiled roofs. U-plan, central block of three framed bays with through-passage,
aligned north/south facing east; cross-wings of three framed bays extend to
west; large central stack and further central stack to south wing. Two storeys,
attic and cellar. East front: irregular fenestration mainly with latticed
leading, 2-light casement window in gable of south wing with centrally placed
similar 3-light window below and further single light to right, large restored
8-light mullioned and transomed window to ground floor, 2-light stone mullioned
window lights cellar; two 3-light casement windows to central block, left
window placed at lower level directly above gabled C19 porch with panelled
door, further ledged doorway to right; similar 2-light casement window in
gable of north wing with further 2-light C20 glazing bar casement window to
first floor with gabled porch to doorway to right and external stone stair
extending from lower left to upper right, 2-light casement window to left
of stair on ground floor. Framing: largely complete and uniform, six panels
from sill to wall-plate. Interior contains fine moulded ceiling beams, the
ceiling of the main room in south wing being of particular note, large open
fireplace to central block and further fireplace with C17 surround and inserted
C19 cast iron range to south wing; collar and tie-beam trusses with two struts
to collar. North wing converted to hop room with adjoining circular kiln to
west. This building is situated on a moated site and is a fine example of its
type and date. Although named Walsopthorne it is also known locally as

Listing NGR: SO6502942320

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Source: English Heritage

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