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Astwood Farmhouse, Astwood Bank

Description: Astwood Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 156484

OS Grid Reference: SP0323761882
OS Grid Coordinates: 403237, 261882
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2551, -1.9540

Location: Stock and Bradley, Worcestershire B96 6HH

Locality: Astwood Bank
Local Authority: Redditch Borough Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: B96 6HH

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Listing Text

SP 06 SW
4/9 Astwood Farmhouse



Farmhouse. C17 with mid-C19 and mid-C20 alterations. Timber-framed with
painted brick infill and machine-tiled roofs. H-plan; main part of three
framed bays aligned east/west; central bay occupied by large chimney with
brick ridge stack and forming lobby-entry plan; two intersecting cross-wings
both of two framed bays at gable ends. Part two storeys, part single storey
and attic with dormers. Framing: three and four panels from sill to wall-
plate; short straight braces in some upper corners; collar and tie-beam trusses
with struts and V-strut in apex. North entrance elevation: main part has a
hipped-roofed bay window addition to left, two gabled dormers with 3-light
casements and a central entrance with gabled canopy on brackets and a C20
door; service wing gable end to left has two ground floor 3-light casements
and an attic light; cross-wing gable end at upper west end has a 2-light
ground floor casement and a 3-light first floor casement. Interior: back-
to-back fireplaces; space to south of chimney said to have once been a
priests hole. The house is believed to have once belonged to an eminent
Roman Catholic family with probable connections with the Gunpowder Plot

Listing NGR: SP0323761882

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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