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Description: Merevale Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 153252
OS Grid Reference: SO8378242811
OS Grid Coordinates: 383782, 242811
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0834, -2.2381
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HANLEY CASTLE CP A 440 (west side)
SO 84 SW
House. Circa 1600 with earlier remains and early C18 alterations. Timber-
framing with tile roof. Two storeys with attic, four bays. Framed in irregular
square panels. Duplication of principal posts between first and second bays and
third and fourth bays suggests that the house is of several builds and that a
gable or gables may have been removed from the facade. Windows are casements
of irregular size. Left-hand window on first floor of four lights with timber
mullions and transom under a timber pediment with shield of arms. Attic dormers
are gabled with decorative framing. One dormer tie-beam is carved with an illeg-
ible C18 date. Door, to right of first bay, is battened and studded and is set
within a renewed frame. Roof hipped at left. Chimney at left with diagonal
shafts. Interior: stair turret at rear contains dog-leg stair of c1600 in four
flights with closed string, tapering square balusters with strapwork decoration,
moulded handrail and square newels with finials and balls. Central room on
first floor lined with C17 square panelling.
Listing NGR: SO8378242811
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Source: English Heritage
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