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Wellbrook Manor, Peterchurch

Description: Wellbrook Manor

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 153776

OS Grid Reference: SO3508638469
OS Grid Coordinates: 335086, 238469
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0408, -2.9478

Location: The Crossways, Peterchurch, County of Herefordshire HR2 0SS

Locality: Peterchurch
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR2 0SS

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Listing Text


10/154 Wellbrook Manor


Farmhouse. Second half C14, altered late C16, restored in 1920's. Timber-
frame with wattle-and-daub infill, externally mostly replaced by rendered
rubble, stone slate roof. T-plan, formerly H-plan open hall house, service
wing removed and cross-passage filled by late C16 chimney stack, hall of
2 bays and cross-passage, solar wing of at least 3 framed bays, with C14
stone chimney stack on north-east wall; 1920's extensions to rear (north-
west). South-east front: one storey with attics, gabled solar wing projects
to right, hall range to left, entrance through porch in angle with lean-to
roof. Attic lit by two 1920's gabled dormers; 3-light casement to left of
entrance; solar wing has a 3-light casement above a 4-light casement. The
C14 stack to the solar has an octagonal shaft of ashlar, crenellated top
probably restored. Interior: hall floor inserted in late C16, with brackets
attached to earlier framing, at same time as stack inserted in cross-passage
and removal of service wing. Upstairs shows that there is a spere truss to
south-west of hall, central base cruck truss, dais end truss of aisled con-
struction. The upper roof, above aisle plate level, has 2 raking struts,
cusped to the spere and base cruck. The dais truss has exposed square
framing with cusped angle braces producing quatrefoils and trefoils; ogee
headed door to ground floor; cusped wind braces. The solar wing is difficult
to interpret, with ceiling at level of lower purlin. C14 stack has stone hood
supported on decorative corbels, which have been reset 100 mm back from their
original position, jambs are triangular in plan with fillet to apex. An
extremely good example of a highly decorated hall house, with an original
chimney stack, a rare survival. (RCHM 1, pp 214/5, no 8; Bismanis 1975,
PP 32/37, pl 8; BoE, pp 270/1.)

Listing NGR: SO3508638469

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Source: English Heritage

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