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Description: Lower Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248039
OS Grid Reference: SU6195093952
OS Grid Coordinates: 461950, 193952
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6410, -1.1061
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4/10 Lower Farmhouse
18/07/63 (Formerly listed as Lower
Large farmhouse. Probably C15, extended and remodelled c.1600. Coursed clunch
rubble with brick dressings; old plain-tile roof with brick stacks. 3-unit
through-passage plan with rear wing and stair tower. 2 storeys plus attics.
5-window front, with moulded brick plinth and 4 gables, has 2 entrances,
segmental-arched C19 sashes to left and centre, and 2-light renewed casements,
to right and at first floor. Left doorway has a projecting brick surround with a
chamfered Tudor arch, recessed spandrels and a moulded cornice. Right doorway
retains a moulded cornice over a C19 segmental arch. Roof has large renewed
stacks to right of centre and at left end. Right end wall returning to rear wing
is double gabled with one original wood-mullioned gable window. Rear has three
2-light brick-mullion windows with labels; plus some wooden casements. Hipped
roofed single-storey bay against left end has a blocked light with label, at the
rear and may have been higher. Interior: back-to-back open fireplaces;
intersecting chamfered beams; timber-framed internal walls; open-well stair,
with very large turned pine balusters and knob finials, rising to attics. Roof
has heavy curved windbraces and, between the 2 right bays, there is a C15
arch-braced collar truss springing from octagonal feet, with curved upper
struts. Probably a timber-framed 2-bay open hall.
Listing NGR: SU6195093952
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Source: English Heritage
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