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Grange Farmhouse, Abbey Dore

Description: Grange Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 155061

OS Grid Reference: SO4034631166
OS Grid Coordinates: 340346, 231166
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9757, -2.8699

Location: Abbey Dore, County of Herefordshire HR2 9ED

Locality: Abbey Dore
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR2 9ED

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Listing Text


6/9 Grange Farmhouse


- II*

Farmhouse. Possibly C14 or C15 with late C16 to early C17 and later
alterations and additions. Sandstone rubble plinth and south wall,
timber-frame with plaster infill, brick, Welsh slate and tiled roofs,
brick ridge stack. Cross-passage plan, three plus one structural bays
aligned north/south with smaller elements at each end. Two storeys.
West elevation has 2:1 windows, 2-light mid-C19 casement to left, 4-paned
window to left of porch and 3-light casement in first floor of porch; ground
floor has 3-light casement to left and two small windows, one to each side of
granary steps on right-hand side. Frame is close-studded with four panels
from cill to wall-plate; two-storey porch has arch braces from corner posts,
close-studding to flanks and first floor with parallel raking struts from
king-post to principals in gable front; ridge stack has coupled diagonal
shafts, entry under porch has moulded frame, ledged and strap-hinged door
possibly late C16; second entry with C17 ledged door at top of stone granary
steps; attached to left is single-storey former solar part, with plank-and-
muntin screen and moulded triangular door-head partly masked by brick stack;
to the right is a mid- to late C19 single-storey brick extension, probably
formerly a wash-house. East elevation of granary has first floor moulded
re-positioned oriel window, without mullions, and probably cut down.
Interior: C17 staircase with turned balusters. Several 2-centred moulded
door-heads, one leading from present kitchen to possible former buttery,
moulded and chamfered ceiling beams; room in porch, formerly a chapel,
has elaborate plasterwork with fleur-de-lys, acorn patterns, grotesque
head, rosettes and "IHS/1603". Main trusses each have three posts from
tie to collar from which rises a central post to apex formed by principals.
An exceptionally well preserved timber-framed building with elaborate
Jacobean decoration (RCHM Vol I, p 9 - 10).

Listing NGR: SO4034631166

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Source: English Heritage

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