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Snodhill Court Farmhouse, Peterchurch

Description: Snodhill Court Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 January 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 153791

OS Grid Reference: SO3192440342
OS Grid Coordinates: 331924, 240342
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0573, -2.9943

Location: The Castle, Peterchurch, County of Herefordshire HR3 6BG

Locality: Peterchurch
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR3 6BG

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Listing Text


6/169 Snodhill Court Farmhouse



Shown on OS as Court Farm.
Farmhouse. Probably early C17, extensively remodelled 1665, with later alterations.
Rubble, sandstone dressings, stone slate roof. H-plan, central part (floored hall)
aligned north/south; hall and south crosswing 1665, north cross-wing probably early
Cl7 remodelled 1665, extended west in late C17, with a further, single storey wing
extending from this additions to the south, parallel to the ahll, both extensions
providing service accommodation; stacks: east wall of south cross-wing, west wall
of hall, south wall of service wing; blocked stack at east end of north wall of
north cross-wing with adjoining spiral staircase; main staircase at south-east corner
of hall. East front: balanced fapade, 2 storeys and attic; 2 full gabled dormers
light attic over hall range, with C20, 2-light metal casements to left, 3-light C20
wooden casement to right, both with square labels; central boxed sash to first floor;
to left C17, 3-light casement with ovolo mullions lighting staircase, to right on
ground floor a C19, 3-segmental-headed light casement with square lable; central
entrance with flat head, flat canopy above on stone brackets; battened and nail-
studded door with ornamental strap hinges, head with 2 semi-circular arches cut in
applied board. Left (south) cross-wing has cellar below; central stack with 2
diamond brick shafts; first floor: single light C20 casement to left, 2-light C17
casement with ovolo mullions to right, both with square labels; blocked window on
ground floor to right. Right (north) cross-wing has C20, 2-light casement to attic;
3-light C20 casement to first and ground floor. Interior: late C17 staircase has
open well, turned balusters, moulded string and handrail, and square newels with
moulded pendants; hall has ovolo moulded ceiling beams supported on decorative stone
brackets. Most of the internal doors in the house are late C17 with strap hinges,
some have applied mouldings, for example the east of 2 doors in south wall of hall,
both within moulded frames. There are some stud-and-plank partitions upstairs at
the stairhead, but mostly reset in C19 and C20. Dated quoins on south-west and
north-east corners of south wing: "WP/ 1665". WP stands for William Prosser, a London
coachmaker who bought the estate in about 1655. He died in this house in 1674. This
is an excellent example of a late C17 house, with a high degree of survival of
original fittings. (Hereford and Worcester County Record Office F94, particularly /II/
108; RCHM 1, p 214, pl 192.)

Listing NGR: SO3192440342

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Source: English Heritage

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