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Description: Lower Sweeney Farmhouse
Date Listed: 15 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 255636
OS Grid Reference: SJ2848925381
OS Grid Coordinates: 328489, 325381
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8212, -3.0626
SJ 22 NE OSWESTRY RURAL C.P. A 483 (west side)
5/160 Lower Sweeney
Farmhouse. Probably c.1840 but possibly on earlier site. Dressed
coursed sandstone blocks with painted ashlar dressings, slate roofs
with coped verges on stone kneelers. H-plan with central hall range
flanked by gabled cross-wings in late C17 vernacular style. 2 storeys,
moulded eaves cornice; 1:2:1 bays, mid-C19 wooden mullioned and transomed
windows with moulded dripstones and metal glazing bars (2 lights to hall
range and 3 to cross-wings), that to upper left in oriel, rectangular
chamfered slit openings to gables; windows to left return (except lower
right) blind and painted in imitation; gabled porch in angle with left
gable has coped verges on stone kneelers, elliptical outer arch with
blank armorial shield above and panelled inner door with latticed
sidelights; yellow brick ridge stacks with 4 attached octagonal shafts
to left and right of hall range and to right gable, which extends to
rear. Interior: parallel unchamfered ceiling beams in ground-floor
rooms; C19 staircase and plank and panelled doors. A prominently
sited house included as an unaltered example of the C19 revival of a
style similar to substantial C17 farmhouses in the region.
Listing NGR: SJ2848925381
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Source: English Heritage
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