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Rhiston Farmhouse, Chirbury with Brompton

Description: Rhiston Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 257332

OS Grid Reference: SO2592995142
OS Grid Coordinates: 325929, 295142
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5491, -3.0938

Location: Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6TZ

Locality: Chirbury with Brompton
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY15 6TZ

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Listing Text


SO 29 NE
8/1 Rhiston Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse, now house. Late C16, eaves raised early C17, extended
c.1786; later additions and alterations. Timber framed with plaster
infill [mostly removed at time of re-survey (November 1985)] on high
red brick plinth; red brick additions and slate roof [slates removed
at time of re-survey (November 1985)]. Original house of 3 framed
bays, probably of baffle-entry plan, with eaves raised early C17;
full-height C18 red brick addition at right-angles to rear on right.
2 storeys and gable-lit attic. Framing: square panels with long straight
tension braces, 2 from raised cill to original wall-plate and one
rectangular panel above with short straight tension braces; cross
bracing to back wall and V-struts from collars to gable ends. Fenestration
partly removed at time of re-survey (November 1985) but one late C19
cross-window remains to front and a contemporary 4-Light casement to
left gable end; 2 square-headed openings to ground floor, right
with C20 casement. Two raking eaves dormers inserted late C20. Gabled
red brick porch to right (probably c.1840) has toothed cornice carried
up around gable and a round-headed outer arch. Prominent red brick
ridge stack with 3 attached and rebated shafts of star section (late
C20) slightly toleft of centre. Well-proportioned 2-storey red brick
addition to rear has canted sides with blind segmental-headed windows
to each floor and a similar opening to cellar on north side; external
end stack (top rebuilt in late C20 brick) and toothed eaves cornice
carried up around gable; section adjoining main range has tall window
openings on each floor and segmental-headed opening to left. Interior:
ground-floor rooms have chamfered spine and cross beams with jewelled
and ogee stops; massive inglenook fireplace with plain wooden lintel
to right ground-floor room. First-floor rooms have C18 panelled doors
with L-hinges and a series of small inset wall cupboards with H-hinges.
Oak winder staircases from ground floor to first floor and from first
floor to attic with elegant-curved handrail to top. Double-purlin
roof in 3 bays has collar and tie beam trusses with vertical struts
(one with painted decoration) and V-struts from collars; straight
windbraces. Initials "R.I. 1786" inscribed in plaster infill of first
truss from right are probably contemporary with red brick range to
rear. The house was in the process of extensive repair and restoration
at time of re-survey (November 1985) and the late C20 extensions being
built to rear and against right gable end are not of special architectural

Listing NGR: SO2592995142

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Source: English Heritage

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