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Description: Ashes Farmhouse with Wall Surrounding Front Garden
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185963
OS Grid Reference: SD5944637490
OS Grid Coordinates: 359446, 437490
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8321, -2.6177
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SD 53 NE WHITTINGHAM HALFPENNY LANE
5/116 Ashes Farmhouse with
11.11.1966 wall surrounding front
Farmhouse, dated 1683 on lintel, but perhaps earlier greatly enlarged at
that date; altered. Coursed sandstone rubble with quoins, slate roofs.
H-plan: single-bay centre (with entrance and staircase only), and 2-bay
crosswings. Two and a half storeys, except right wing which is 2 storeys
(probably cut down); continuous dripcourse carried round left wing and
centre; chamfered doorway to left of set-back centre, dripcourse stepped
over it and a datestone above, recessed in a chamfered surround and
lettered in relief C , a 2-light recessed mullion window to the right
and another at 1st floor (stairlight). Gable of left wing has similar
windows of 2 and one light at ground floor, 2 lights on each floor above
(all these 2-light windows offset to left, and that at 1st floor with a
hoodmould) and a gable chimney; return wall of this wing has similar
windows of 5 lights at ground floor, 3 and 5 lights above (these latter
with hoodmoulds). Gable of right wing has similar windows of 5 lights at
ground floor and 3 lights above, both with hoodmoulds, and its right return
wall has windows of 3-lights at ground floor and 2 lights above, also with
hoodmoulds, and a 3-light casement at ground floor of the rear bay; ridge
chimney. Rear has some similar windows. Right wing is both broader and
lower than the rest, the roof of the centre ending in a gable overlooking
the wing. Interior: in the centre a full-height quarter-turn staircase
with landings, square newels, closed string, turned balusters and moulded
handrail (but upper level differs and may be C19). Left wing has at 1st
floor a panelled stone fireplace with fluted keystone; and lateral beams
supported by stone corbels, ovolo-moulded at ground floor and chamfered
above. Right wing has chamfered lateral beams.
Included in the item is the wall continued from the outer corner of each
wing, making a rectangular enclosed garden c.10 metres deep; wall is of
random rubble c.1 metre high with a flat coping and 2 round-topped
gateposts in line with the front door of the house.
Listing NGR: SD5944637490
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Source: English Heritage
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