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Description: Wikes Farmhouse
Date Listed: 13 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 198150
OS Grid Reference: TF2302035655
OS Grid Coordinates: 523020, 335655
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9043, -0.1723
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DONINGTON WIKES ROAD
TF 23 NW
2/36 Wikes Farmhouse
Farmhouse. 1680, built by Thomas Cowley, founder of Donington
School, altered and extended C18 and C19. Red brick in English
bond, machine plain tiled and pantile roof, large axial ridge
stack. T-plan. 2 storey and garret, irregular 3 bay front,
originally 5, with plinth, first floor band, 2 tall margin light
sashes to ground floor, one glazing bar sash lighting stair
mezannine at the centre. To first floor 3 glazing bar sashes and
2 blocked openings. All openings have brick segmental arches.
In the right hand gable an ashlar datestone inscribed"TC1680,"
with fan above. In the right hand gable, which is offset, the
initials TC in the tie plates. To the rear a single storey C18
kitchen range, partly covers the site of the original door, and
has a 6 panel door and overlight and a tripartite plain sash,
both with segmental heads. Above a 3 light dormer. Behind a mid
C19 addition. Interior. Contemporary dogleg stair with large
turned balusters, wide moulded handrail. Large square panelled
newels and panelled risers. Bolection moulded panels to stair
wall. Small cellar beneath stair. Left hand room with full
height bolection moulded panelling, deeply moulded cornice,
bolection moulded architrave to door. To first floor a very fine
room with full height bolection moulded pine panelling, bolection
moulded fireplace surround with large C18 cast iron grate,
cornice, architrave to match, double doors, full wooden cornice.
Doors have original H hinges. 6 bays of staggered butt purlin
roof in sawn softwood, pegged. The principal rafters rest on
posts. The chimneys join in an arch to form the ridge stack.
Original planked doors, and stair partition. 2 roll moulded
beams in former kitchen.
Listing NGR: TF2302035655
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Source: English Heritage
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