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Home Farmhouse, West Felton

Description: Home Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 255790

OS Grid Reference: SJ3427523585
OS Grid Coordinates: 334275, 323585
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8058, -2.9764

Location: West Felton, Shropshire SY11 4EX

Locality: West Felton
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY11 4EX

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Listing Text

SJ 32 SW
9/77 Home Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. C15, extensively remodelled late C17 with later
additions and alterations. Timber framed of cruck construction largely
rebuilt in C17 red brick (mixed bond); slate roofs. Original building
an open-hall house remodelled in late C17 to form present U-plan with centre
gable projecting to rear. 2 storeys and attics with continuous toothed
band to first floor and plain floor bands to attics carried up around gables,
which have dentilled bands to apex above blind rectangular recesses; raised
verges to gable ends. Chamfered sandstone plinth. 1:2:1 bays, glazing
bar sashes to first floor of gables and to centre of main range above 6-
panel door in plain pilastered C19 doorcase with panelled reveals and flat
hood. 16-paned glazing bar sashes to left and right. Ground floor of
left gable has segmental-headed 3-light leaded casement and right gable
has 4-paned sash window. Prominent external end stack with continuation
of bands to right has infilled 2-light wooden mullion window to left on
first floor with similar window below to cellar. Small stack rebuilt in
late C20 to front corner of left gable. Gabled range at right-angles to
rear has ridge stack in 2 sections with dentilled band; crow-stepping to
gable. Small 3-light wooden mullioned and transomed window in wall to
right. Interior: main ground-floor room has 2 chamfered spine beams with
ogee stops and one chamfered cross beam; heavy joists with run-out stops.
Square panelled timber framed cross wall to right. Fireplace to back wall
with moulded cambered lintel and plank door to left. Part of cruck blade
exposed to front corner of left cross wall, which has C17 panelled door
leading to left room. This has deep-chamfered cross beam and joists with
straight cut stops. Ceiling beam to front marks position of original front
wall. Square panelled timber framed partition (infill removed) has chamfered
ceiling beam at right-angles behind with mortice holes for another partition
beneath; heavy joists to either side. Part of cruck blade visible to back
corner of cross wall. Right gable has chamfered cross beam; cellar beneath
has cobbled floor and timber frame in wall above. Rear gable (kitchen)
has large inglenook fireplace with segmental wooden lintel; 2 chamfered
spine beams, right with stave-holes for former partition beneath. First
floor: large cruck truss with collar supported by probably reused jowled
wall post, visible in cross wall between left gable and main range. Attic
floor inserted through cruck has 2 deep-chamfered beams with heavy joists
to left gable. Main room divided into 2 by partition wall, forming corridor
to full length of range, which has segmental-headed doorway (with plank
door to left gable) to each end. 2 deep-chamfered spine beams and square
panelled timber framed wall to left, showing that there must be a space
between this and cruck truss. Large stepped stack visible to rear of this
range and also in rear gable. Victorian cast-iron fireplace in room to
right gable. Apex of cruck truss visible in attic with wattle and daub
infill to panels showing that this was originally a closed truss (possibly
the spere truss); trenched single purlins with curved braces from upper
collar. Remains of an open hearth were discovered during restoration work
c.1980. Salop County Sites and Monuments Record, P.R.N. 13164; Alcock
(1981) p.145.

Listing NGR: SJ3427523585

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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