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Lower House, Bucknell

Description: Lower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 257514

OS Grid Reference: SO3548574040
OS Grid Coordinates: 335485, 274040
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3606, -2.9488

Locality: Bucknell
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY7 0AX

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Listing Text

SO 37 SE
- Lower House

Farmhouse, now house. C14 or C15, considerably altered C19 and early
and late C20. Uncoursed limestone rubble to right and C20 red engineering
brick to left, probably replacing timber frame; slate roof. Original plan
a cruck-framed open-hall house, floored over in early C17 and subsequently
extensively modified. 2 storeys; late C20 casements throughout, 4 directly
below eaves and 3 to ground floor, right retaining C19 segmental head. Entrance
through late C20 glazed door in C19 doorcase with leaded rectangular overlight
and flat bracketed hood between second and third windows from left. External
rubblestone end stack with red brick shaft to right and red brick ridge stack
immediately to left of entrance with infilled doorway directly to left.
Another infilled doorway in corresponding position to back wall. Interior.
Left ground-floor room has chamfered cross beam with flat heavy joists.
Centre room has deep-chamfered cross beam with chamfered joists. Wide chimney
breast to right below ridge stack with infilled inglenook fireplace. One
true cruck truss, visible to ground floor in wall between left and centre
room and with tie beam exposed to first floor. Apex survives in roof space
(probably of Alcock-type A or B) but largely obscured by plaster at time of
resurvey (July 1986). Alcock (1981) p. 143.

Listing NGR: SO3548574040

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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