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Binweston Farmhouse, Worthen with Shelve

Description: Binweston Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 257446

OS Grid Reference: SJ3011504101
OS Grid Coordinates: 330115, 304101
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6302, -3.0339

Location: Binweston Lane, Worthen, Shropshire SY5 9JG

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

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Listing Text

SJ 30 SW

5/114 Binweston Farmhouse

Manor house, now farmhouse. C15, remodelled early C17 with later additions
and alterations. Timber framed with plaster and painted brick infill;
slate roof. Plan developing from 7-bay open-hall house which includes
3-bay service end to east; cross-wing projecting to right: early Cl?
remodelling involved flooring over of hall, erection of porch on site
of cross-passage, partial rebuilding of cross-wing (front gable) and
provision of 2-bay range to right. 2 storeys over cellars. Framing:
most of framing now visible is C17 but hall range to left of porch
retains original close studding on first floor; cross-wing also has
close studding with middle rails and is jettied to first floor and
attic; jetty on first floor supported on carved bracket; herringbone
decoration above tie beam to gable. Close-studded porch has carved
floral decoration to attic bressumer; square panels, 4 from cill to
wall-plate, to C17 addition and 2 square panels to additional porch
on right. C20 fenestration; 2 casements directly below eaves to left
of porch (left cutting position of earlier infilled mullion window)
and one on ground floor, casement on first floor of porch with gabled
dormer to right; cross-wing has one casement on each floor and there
are 2 windows on each floor to C17 addition; single-storey lean-to
addition in angle between porch and cross-wing (plastered in imitation
of timber frame to front) has single casement. Entrance through 2-
storey porch, moulded cambered doorway with decorative carving to spandrels,
C20 ledged and nail-studded door; subsidiary porch to right has C20
half-glazed door. External brick end stack to left and internal end
stack to right with prominent brick stack in roof slope of cross-wing
at junction with hall range. Interior: close-studded screen wall to
left of porch retains orginal paired Tudor-arched doorways to service
end and original external cambered arch to cross-passage survives behind
porch; chamfered ceiling beams and joists throughout including deep-
chamfered cross beam ceiling to former hall, which also has partly
rebuilt brick inglenook fireplace; C17 rectangular oak panelling in
this and other rooms. Present kitchen displays dragon beam for front
jetty of cross-wing and jettying to-former external long side is visible
in C17 addition to right. Several late C17 or C18 panelled doors.
7-bay roof of hall range visible in roof space has collar and tie beam
trusses, some with V-struts from collar; one of trusses to service
end has close studding right up to apex. The remains of the moat,
which formerly surrounded the house, survive to south and west.

Listing NGR: SJ3011504101

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Source: English Heritage

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