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Lower House, Redditch

Description: Lower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 156556

OS Grid Reference: SP0848267470
OS Grid Coordinates: 408482, 267470
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3053, -1.8770

Location: Common Lane, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 0QS

Locality: Redditch
Local Authority: Redditch Borough Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: B98 0QS

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Listing Text

SP 06 NE
Winyates Green
2/80 Lower House

- II

House. Late C16, altered and refronted early C19 with further alterations
c1910, and mid-C20. Timber-framed with rendered infill on sandstone base,
brick replacement walling and refacing, stuccoed. East wing; plain tiled
roofs, partly hipped; east wing roof behind parapet with kneelers at gable
ends. Roughly T-plan; main three-bay east wing with rear central range of
two framed bays with single-bay south return; bay adjacent to east wing
occupied by large chimney with three diagonal brick ridge stacks; also
large external chimney at west end. Two storeys, cellar and attic; east
wing has chamfered plinth and string course at first floor level and eaves
level at base of parapet; dentilled eaves cornice to rear, Main east garden
front: three bays; central bay breaks forward slightly, is gabled and is
flanked by diagonal buttresses with offsets which continue beyond eaves
level as tall pinnacles, diamond shaped in section with moulded capping
(these buttresses with pinnacles are repeated at the gable ends); the
first floor string is stepped beneath the central first floor window to
form a sill string; windows all have drip moulds and are 2-light latticed
casements; windows on first floor of outer bays had been removed at time of
survey (July 1985); central bay has two ground floor windows which flank
the central entrance; this has a flat-roofed porch with parapet and diagonal
corner buttresses with offsets rising to form tall pinnacles; 4-centred
chamfered archway with drip mould and half-glazed door within. There is a
cross inscribed in the apex of the central gable. Interior not-inspected
but noted as having moulded ceiling beams and close-set studding at ground
floor level. Large back-to-back fireplaces. The original house, prior to
"Gothicising" and extension in the early C19 consisted of three framed bays
aligned east/west with central chimney bay, south return (to service end)
and north return to upper east end with small porch wing in angle. The
east gable end probably had a shallow jetty at first floor level and is
recorded as having decorative herringbone panels above. The house appears
to have had much close-set studded timberwork throughout and must have been
a building of higher status than a farmhouse. There are various later
additions to the north-west of the house and these obscure a substantial
sandstone wall possibly of an older structure incorporated into the building.
The date "1910" is inscribed on a rainwater head to the south-east (presumably
referring to restoration work). (Survey by F W B Charles, August 1980).

Listing NGR: SP0848267470

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Source: English Heritage

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