Description: Castle Farm House
Date Listed: 30 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 194171
OS Grid Reference: SK9924822620
OS Grid Coordinates: 499248, 322620
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7920, -0.5296
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SWAYFIELD CHURCH LANE
SK 92 SE
5/197 Castle Farm House
Farmhouse. c.1600, C17, with C19 and C20 minor alterations.
Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings. Stone
coped slate roofs having single gable brick stack with stone
plinth and single brick ridge stack to rear. T-plan. 2 storey
with garrets, irregular 3 bay front having chamfered stone
plinth. Off-centre blocked doorway with moulded stone surround,
4 centred arched head and cornice. To left a 3 light C20 window
and to right a rectangular 3 light bay window with sloping slate
roof. At mezzanine level is a central 2 light stone mullioned
window, lighting the stair. To first floor a similar 2 light
window to eaves is flanked by single 3 light mullioned windows.
In the right hand gable are pairs of 2 light mullioned windows to
ground and first floors and 2 blocked lights to the garret. In
the left hand gable is a single blocked 3 light window to ground
floor, similar first floor window and a 2 light garret window.
To the rear are C19 and C20 extensions in brick and stone.
Interior. Right hand room has a moulded stone fire surround with
flat head, C17 oak panelling, full height on one wall, to dado
height on other walls, chamfered beam with shield shaped ogee
plaque. The dog leg staircase has stout bobbin balusters with
moulded handrail. The walls flanking the stair are timber framed
with substantial posts and rail. In the right hand bedroom is a
moulded stone fire surround, matching the room below, with deeply
moulded cornice which supports a plaster panel of c.1600
character. A central fluted pilaster, supporting a figure, is
flanked by single half round columns on decorative plinth. In
the left hand panel is a scene of Adam and Eve in the Garden of
Eden. In the right hand panel - Abraham and the sacrifice of
Isaac are depicted, with a raised panel inscribed "Abraham his
Faith". The figures are in relief and in contemporary costume,
substantial traces of the original colour remain. To either side
of the overmantle are sections of frieze with inhabited
vinescroll. The chamfered ceiling girder and plastered ceiling
conceal the top of the frieze and overmantle.
Listing NGR: SK9924822620
Source: English Heritage
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