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Middle Beanhall Farmhouse, Feckenham

Description: Middle Beanhall Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 April 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 156512

OS Grid Reference: SO9902460824
OS Grid Coordinates: 399024, 260824
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2456, -2.0157

Locality: Feckenham
Local Authority: Redditch Borough Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: B96 6RW

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Listing Text

SO 96 SE Bradley Green

3/36 Middle Beanhall Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now house. Early C16, altered 1635, mid-C18, mid-C19 and mid-C20.
Timber-framed, painted brick and rendered infill on sandstone base, brick
replacement walling and additions, plain tiled roofs. Four framed bays and
cross-passage bay aligned roughly north/south; large external sandstone
chimneys to rear north-east and south gable end, former has three tall Cl7
star-shaped stacks with joint cap and the latter a large C18 brick stack;
framed porch wing to west front elevation added in c1635 when west front
was altered. Two storeys, attic and cellar. Framing: mainly close-set
vertical studding (two rows per storey); south service bay has three and
four rows of square panels except for first floor of west front; north
end of west front has jettied first floor on consoles; above are four attic
gables (added c1635 for a fashionable galleried effect) and which have
decorative concave lozenge panels; the porch wing has herringbone panels
above first floor level; collar and tie-beam trusses with struts throughout.
West front elevation: the jettied part left of the porch has two ground
floor 4-light casements and a 3-light and a 4-light first floor casement;
the windows in the attic "gallery" have been blocked now that this is no
longer used; the attic gables have decoratively carved bargeboards and pendant
finials; at the far left is a door with six raised and fielded panels; the
service bay to the right of the porch wing has a 3-light ground floor casement
with plank weathering and a 2-light and a 4-light first floor casement;
the porch wing has a small C19 canted bay window with moulded cornice to the
right of the ground floor and a 2-light first floor casement with a plank
weathering; left of the bay window is an open passageway to the C20 main
entrance door, and on the right side of the passageway is an original bench
with turned legs. At the right side of the porch wing is a C19 lean-to and
a tall brick stack. Interior: two first floor rooms have Jacobean oak panel-
ling one room of which also has an arcaded chimneypiece and a decoratively
carved frieze. C19 wing at north gable end; C19 and C20 additions at rear.
The extreme south end of the original building was a smoke bay which was
later incorproated into the service bay. The date of the Cl7 alterations
is inscribed on a rainwater hopper head at the centre of the attic "gallery".
(VCH 3(i), p 111-2; BoE, p 95; FWB & Mary Charles, Conservation of Timber
Buildings, 1984, p 100 and 234-5).

Listing NGR: SO9902460824

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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