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The Big House, Whittington

Description: The Big House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 255855

OS Grid Reference: SJ3278330967
OS Grid Coordinates: 332783, 330967
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8720, -3.0001

Location: Station Road, Whittington, Shropshire SY11 4DB

Locality: Whittington
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY11 4DB

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Listing Text

SJ 33 SW
5/139 The Big House
Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1631 with later additions and alterations, restored
and extended 1924. Timber framed with rendered infill and planted timber
frame in imitation; slate roofs with lozenge-shaped patterns to hall range
and cross-wing. Hall range of 2 framed bays with gabled cross-wing projecting
to left; full-height gabled range (1924) projecting to right forming present
H-plan. One storey and attic. Framing: close-set vertical posts with
middle rail to cross-wing, which is jettied to first floor and attic with
carved corner brackets. Similar framing to porch and gabled full dormer
to right of hall range, latter with billet moulding to bressumer. Gable
of porch has king strut and herringbone braces; planted cusped lozenges to
gables of cross-wing and dormer, which like porch, have C20 pointed finials.
Ground floor of hall range is rendered. C20 latticed casements throughout,
one of 3 lights on each floor to cross-wing with small 2-light flanking mullion
windows to ground floor; one of 2 lights to first floor of porch and one of
3 lights to dormer with segmental-headed 3-light window below. Porch has
inner nail-studded plank door with pointed strap hinges. Red brick ridge
stack directly above with dentilled capping and similar integral end stack
to left. Initials and date "ILL 1631" in raised lettering to bressumer of
dormer and repeated in C20 lettering to tie beam of cross-wing. Gabled timber
framed dormer in roof slope to rear on right. Planted timber frame 2-storey
gabled addition to right has 4-light latticed casement on each floor and contem-
porary red brick ridge stack. Initials and date "HI 1924" in raised lettering
to tie beam. Interior. Much altered in C20 but hall range has 2 chamfered
spine beams with flat heavy joists in room to right of massive stack, which
has richly moulded overmantel to infilled inglenook fireplace. Short jowled
wall posts apparently supporting ceiling and said not to continue through
to first floor. Chamfered ceiling beams and flat heavy joists to cross-
wing. Inspection of first floor not possible at time of resurvey (June 1986).

Listing NGR: SJ3278330967

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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