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Walton Hall Farmhouse, Worthen with Shelve

Description: Walton Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 257432

OS Grid Reference: SJ2992505348
OS Grid Coordinates: 329925, 305348
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6413, -3.0370

Location: Worthen, Shropshire SY5 9JN

Locality: Worthen with Shelve
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 9JN

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Listing Text

SJ 20 NE

1/100 Walton Hall Farmhouse
- (formerly listed
21.3.68 as Walton Hall)

- II*

Farmhouse. C15, remodelled late C16 or early C17 with later additions
and alterations. Rendered and iron-sheeting clad timber frame, partly
rebuilt in brick; graded slate roofs. Open-hall range of 5 framed
bays including chimney bay, floored over late C16/early C17 and 2-
storey porch erected in front of through-passage; long cross-wing (apparently
of 4 bays) projecting to right. One storey and attic; hall range has
16-paned sash to left and C19 segmental-headed 4-light casement to
right-of overhanging 2-storey gabled porch; gabled eaves dormers to
left and right of porch, former with paired sashes and latter apparently
timber framed behind render. Porch has 2 mid-C19 casements directly
below eaves and inner and outer doorways on alignment of through-passage,
inner with massive plank and muntin door; similar door in same position
to back wall. Cross-wing has 2 mid-C19 segmental-headed cast-iron
casements with gabled eaves dormer to left. Prominent red brick ridge
stack with 4 attached and rebated shafts of star section immediately
to right-of porch and internal end stack to left of hall range; cross-
wing has large external stone and brick stack with 3 attached and rebated
shafts of star section to back wall. Interior: timber frame largely
covered by wallpaper at time of resurvey (November 1985) but main ground-
floor room (former hall) has massive chamfered cross-beam with ogee
stops and flat heavy joists; deep-chamfered ceiling beams also to former
service end to left of through-passage, far left room with inset C18
walnut wall cupboard to corner. Massive stack to right of through-
passage has infilled inglenook fireplaces, that facing passage having
chamfered wooden lintel with straight-cut stops; position of original
ladder-type staircase visible to rear of stack and present oak winder
staircase in porch (cutting through wall-plate) is probably a late
C17 or early C18 insertion; plank and muntin doors with pointed strap
hinges on both floors. Far right room of cross-wing (present kitchen)
has massive chamfered beam ceiling supported by carved timber post;
C19 cast-iron cooking range. 2 roof trusses of open-hall range exposed
to right of stack; massive tie beams (right with pronounced camber)
and vertical and raking struts to collars; double purlins and straight
windbraces. 3 late C16 doorways cut into tie beams, 2 now infilled.
Double-purlin roof of cross-wing not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ2992505348

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Source: English Heritage

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