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Description: Fallowfield House and Outbuilding to West
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 240105
OS Grid Reference: NY9297268442
OS Grid Coordinates: 392972, 568442
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0105, -2.1114
NY 96 NW
4/346 Fallowfield House
House. C17 remodelled mid-C18; internal alterations and rear wing 1928.
Coursed rubble, large on lower floors, with dressings; Welsh slate roof, stone
slates on outbuilding, white brick stacks. South elevation 3 storeys, 4
irregular bays. 3 steps to glazed door in bay 2; tripartite sashes to lower
floors except for 12-pane sashes above door and on 2nd floor. All windows
renewed; all openings to lower floors in raised stone surrounds; 2nd floor
windows in flush surrounds. Coped gables with moulded kneelers; end and ridge
stacks rebuilt on old bases. Single-storey 2-bay outbuilding:at right a boarded
door in moulded surround with cusped panels in spandrels of flattened triangular
head; and chamfered 3-light mullioned window; at left a margined sash. Rebuilt
ridge stack. Left return of house shows projecting stepped stack flanked by
12-pane sashes to 2nd floor, and right oval attic light cut in one stone.
Right return and rear show 2- and 3-light mullioned windows, some with hoodmoulds,
including 3-light transomed stair window; some possibly re-set. Rear wing with
12-pane sashes links to former outbuilding of c.1800, which shows 2 boarded
doors in alternating-block surrounds.
Interior: western ground floor room has large 4-centred arched fireplace with
contemporary foliate plaster bosses at rear (c.f. Ovingham Old Vicarage).
Eastern room has 2 fireplaces with moulded lintels harried on corbels, and good
C17 panelling; doorway to stair with 4-centred arch and hoodmould. Open-well
stair with closed string, barley-sugar balusters and moulded ramped handrail,
the newels consisting of groups of 4 balusters. Panelling and stair are said
to have been brought from Dilston Hall, in the mid-C18. Another 4-centred
doorway at 1st floor level; roof has principal-rafter collared trusses with
Interior of outbuilding, reputedly a chapel, shows arched recess (now in lavatory)
said to be piscina. At west end an C18 fireplace with shouldered lintel, domed
recess for set pot and circular cast iron oven door.
Listing NGR: NY9297268442
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Source: English Heritage
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