Description: Llanhowell Farmhouse
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 257547
OS Grid Reference: SO3444579091
OS Grid Coordinates: 334445, 279091
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4059, -2.9650
CLUNBURY C.P. -
SO 37 NW
7/42 Llanhowell Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C17, possibly incorporating parts of an earlier building,
considerably extended late C18 with later additions and alterations.
Timber framed with painted brick infill and roughly coursed limestone rubble
addition, roughcast to front; asbestos sheet and slate roofs. Original
house of 2 or possibly more framed bays, aligned north-west to south-east
with cross-wing(now demolished and possibly cruck-framed) projecting at
right-angles to south-west. Late C18 three-bay addition at right-angles
to front. One storey and attic to C17 part, 2 storeys and attic to C18
addition. C17 part: Framing: square panels, 3 from cill to wall-plate
with short straight tension braces, partly underbuilt in brick to south-
west side and eaves slightly raised. Collar and tie beam end truss. C19
casement to right of central boarded door on south-west side with mid-C20
raking eaves dormer directly above casement. North-east side has large
truncated stack to centre with rubblestone lean-tosto left and right,
housing infilled bread ovens. Truncated rubblestone stack to gable end.
C18 addition: slightly asymmetrical 3-bay front with pediment to right of
centre; C19 multi-paned casements with lunette window to pediment.
Roughly central entrance; 4-panel door (top panels now glazed) under late
C19 open gabled timber porch. External end stack to right and integral
end stack to left, both with red brick tops. Interior: right ground-
floor room of C17 part has deep-chamfered spine beam with heavy joists;
cross beam at right-angles-has sawn-off tenons, probably for vertical
studs beneath, but possibly reused. Infilled doorways in angle with C18
addition suggest that there may have been a through passage at this point.
Infilled inglenook fireplace to back wall. Apparent cruck blade to
front right corner of room, probably part of demolished cross-wing
projecting at right-angles to south-west. Collar and tie beam roof in
2 bays with central truss exposed. C17 plank doors throughout. C18 part:
left ground-floor room has 2 plain spine beams with heavy joists. Central
staircase with moulded handrail, shallow pyramidal-capped newel posts and
stick balusters rises to attic. 6-panel doors throughout.
Listing NGR: SO3444579091
Source: English Heritage
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