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Description: Widfordbury Farm and Widfordbury House on West of Churchyard
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 160043
OS Grid Reference: TL4128015826
OS Grid Coordinates: 541280, 215826
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8232, 0.0485
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TL 4115 WIDFORD WARE ROAD
5/1 Widfordbury Farm
and Widfordbury House
4.12.51 on W of churchyard
House, now 2 houses. Cl7 or earlier. Timberframed and roughcast
with brick casing to lower floor-at front. Steep old red tiled
gabled roofs. 2 storeys and cellar L-shaped house now divided
with 1 storey C18/C19 brick and tile kitchen extension on W. 4
windows main range (Widfordbury Farm) lies E-W facing S. Modern
casements and 2 storeys canted bay and tilehung apron. E wing
(Widfordbury House) is higher, hipped to N end, and has early C19
flush sash windows with 8/8 panes on S and W, moulded cusped
bargeboard and 4-panelled door with moulded architrave and flat
hood on shaped brackets, probable jetty on S end underbuilt in
colourwash brick. Large projecting side chimney to E wing.
Modern panelled door central under flat hood. Rear of main block
has a 2 storeys projecting brick gable with chimney and
floorband. Also lean-to extension with very tall buttress
chimney. Old doorway in E wall of E wing at cellar level
reported by RCHM (1911) 241. Widfordbury is the manorial centre
owned by Bermondsey Abbey up to the Dissolution and was leased to
the Adam family in 1548 as a farm (HLHS (1979) 30). An historic
timberframed house at the manorial centre. Part of a picturesque
group with its farm buildings and the church in this part of the
Conservation Area. An important landscape feature with the
church when viewed across the Ash Valley from the N.
Listing NGR: TL4128015826
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Source: English Heritage
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