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Top Farmhouse, Knockin

Description: Top Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 256594

OS Grid Reference: SJ3306222311
OS Grid Coordinates: 333062, 322311
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7942, -2.9941

Location: B4396, Knockin, Shropshire SY10 8HJ

Locality: Knockin
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY10 8HJ

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Listing Text

SJ 32 SW

7/46 Top Farmhouse

Farmhouse, now house. Late C16, extended late C17 with later additions
and alterations. Timber framed with rendered and painted brick infill
and painted brick additions; slate roofs, part graded. Roughly cruciform
plan with originally central gable projecting to front; long range extended
by one bay to right in late C17. 2 storeys and attic with toothed
floor band on first floor to range to right of gable and plain band
to attic to right gable end. Framing: gable has close studding with
middle rail to ground floor; 3 tiers of square panels with cusped concave
lozenges to first floor and 2 tiers to attic, both of which are jettied
with moulded bressumers and carved brackets, to corners only to attic
and closely spaced above richly moulded rail to first-floor jetty; twisted
corner colonettes and zig-zag carving to bressumers, upper also chamfered.
C19 bargeboard with pointed finial and pendant.Close studding to right
return with position of infilled windows visible to both floors. Brick
cladding to left return. Gable has mid-C19 four-light mullioned and
transomed windows with cast-iron latticed lights, first-floor window
retaining C16 wooden cill with zig-zig decoration similar to those on
bressumers. Range to left has 3-light segmental-headed cast-iron latticed
casement to left and range to right has 2 similar latticed windows directly
below eaves to left and right. C19 segmental-headed cross window to
lower right and late C19 canted bay to left with contemporary French
window and blind Gothic tracery patterns to top. Entrance in angle
to left of gable through late C19 panelled door under glazed lean-to
porch. Prominent red brick ridge stack with toothed band and projecting
corners immediately to left. C19 bargeboard and pointed finial to
left gable end and shaped gable end (probably late C17) to right.
C19 painted brick lean-to attached to left gable end projects to rear
and has rounded corner. To rear, gable has been rebuilt in brick with
plain floor bands to first floor and attic. Catslide outshut to right
and C19 lateral stack with shaft of star section to left. Interior.
Ground floor of gable (now one room) has moulded and chamfered cross-
beam ceiling. Close-studding (with infill removed) exposed to right
and massive stack with inglenook fireplace to left. Rooms to right
range have chamfered spine beams. Wide boarded oak floor boards to
first floor and steep straight -flight staircase to attic. Single-
purlin roof in 3 bays to gable with queen-struts to first truss from
front and raking struts from tie beam to principal rafters to first
truss from rear; short cusped windbraces. Range to right of gable originally
in 2 bays with queen-post trusses,extended by one bay to right in late
C17: see toothed floor band to oniginal gable end. B.o.E. p. 162.

Listing NGR: SJ3306222311

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Source: English Heritage

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