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Description: Lanehouse Farmhouse
Date Listed: 28 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 156599
OS Grid Reference: SP0238164340
OS Grid Coordinates: 402381, 264340
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2772, -1.9665
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REDDITCH B LOVE LYNE (south side)
SP 06 SW
4/123 Lanehouse Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1550; extended c1700 with mid-C19 and mid-C20
alterations. Part timber-framed with rendered infill on brick and rubble
base; extended in handmade red brick; plain tiled roofs; extension has
parapet at gable ends with ashlar copings and ball finials. Hall and cross-
wing plan; hall part of two framed bays aligned north-west/south-east; south-
easternmost bay occupied by large chimney with two diagonal brick stacks and
forming original lobby-entry plan; solar cross-wing of three framed bays at
south-east gable end; c1700 brick extension built onto north-east side of
hall to form new entrance front. Two storeys, attic with dormer and cellar;
brick part has two-course band between storeys (stepped at south-east side)
and also at eaves level at gable ends. Framin : close-set studding throughout
(two rows per storey), short straight braces in upper corners; first floor and
attic slightly jettied at gable ends with moulded bressummer on shaped brackets;
tie-beam and collar and tie-beam trusses with close-set struts. North-east front
elevation: brick part of two bays; two ground and first floor 2-light casements;
central entrance has hood canopy on consoles, moulded architrave and C20 door.
Attic lights in gable ends have drip moulds. Cross-wing gable end to left has
a 3-light casement on each floor and tiled weatherings beneath first floor and
attic sill level (the first floor one continues around original part of building)
and above attic window. Interior: recorded as having two staircases, an earlier
oak spiral one constructed like a masonry staircase and a large later one of
c1700 with turned balusters. Oak panelling on both floors of original hall part.
Attic used for cheese storage and pulley equipment survives. South-east eleva-
tion of cross-wing has an original dormer with 5-light mullion and transom
window; similar window retained in ground floor of rear gable end. Brick
addition also retains some original windows in side elevations of mullion and
transom type with fixed glazing and ornate catches. The date "1550" is
inscribed on the side of the cross-wing. The farmhouse is recorded as being
a particularly good example of its type and with its timbers surviving in
their original untreated condition (BoE, p 152).
Listing NGR: SP0238164340
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Source: English Heritage
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