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Lower Spoad Farmhouse and Small Farm Adjoining, Clun

Description: Lower Spoad Farmhouse and Small Farm Adjoining

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 257130

OS Grid Reference: SO2569682046
OS Grid Coordinates: 325696, 282046
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4313, -3.0943

Location: B4368, Newcastle, Shropshire SY7 8PB

Locality: Clun
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY7 8PB

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Listing Text

SO 27 NE CLUN C.P. B 4368
(South side)

6/35 Lower Spoad Farmhouse
1.12.51. and small barn adjoining
to North (formerly
listed as Lower Spoad)


Possibly hunting lodge, now farmhouse and small barn. Probably C14 or
C15 with C16 alterations, probably C18 or C19 refacing and probably
mid to late C19 additions. Timber framed, of cruck construction;
rebuilt or refaced and extended in coursed limestone rubble, partly
painted; slate roof. Probably 3 or 4 framed bays with later cross-
wing to left forming L-plan. One storey and attic, 2 storeys, and 2
storeys and attic. Large stone ridge stack off-centre to right;
cross-wing with integral lateral brick stack to left and external stone
end stack at rear. Left-hand gable with 2-light C20 attic casement
and 2 first floor mid-to-late C19 three-light casements; boarded door
with C20 glazed porch between first and second windows from right;
later lean-to addition to left and large barn abutting at right-
angle to right (q.v.). Rear: raised eaves to main range; small barn
to North with vents; stone and slate roofed lean-to to North gable-
end, formed from extended adjoining large barn (q.v.); half-glazed
door with bracketed hood in angle of L. Interior: at least 4 full
cruck trusses, 2 pairs to North visible inside barn; tie-beam and
collar with V-struts, Alcock apex-type B; probably circa 1550
inserted stack and first floor in third framed bay from North,
carved cambered fireplace lintel depicting hunting scene with doe
and stag opposed in centre; pursued by hounds, moulded cross-beam
ceiling with triangular-section joists (not common in the area). The
farmhouse is reputed to have been a former Clun Forest hunting lodge.
The farmhouse, small barn and adjoining large barn (q.v.) form a very
impressive and exceptional group. The house and barn are graded II*
because of their fine cruck structure and the carved fireplace lintel.
B.O.E. p. 217; Arch. Camb. 87 (1932) pp 452-3, Fig. 13; Alcock,
p.96; N.M.R.

Listing NGR: SO2569682046

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Source: English Heritage

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