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Numbers 4 and 5, Hopesay

Description: Numbers 4 and 5

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 257648

OS Grid Reference: SO4005580824
OS Grid Coordinates: 340055, 280824
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4221, -2.8829

Location: B4367, Hopesay, Shropshire SY7 0NX

Locality: Hopesay
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY7 0NX

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Listing Text

SO 48 SW
5/143 Nos. 4 and 5

Pair of farmhouses, now houses. No. 4: late C15 or early C16 with later
additions and alterations. Timber foamed,roughcast to front with some
rubblestone and painted brick underbuilding, roughly coursed limestone
rubble to rear of hall range; slate roof. T-plan comprising 2-bay
gabled cross-wing projecting to right with slightly later roughly
equal-length hall range to left. One storey and attic to hall range,
2 storeys to cross-wing. Framing: close studding with short straight
tension braces exposed to right wall of cross-wing, which is jettied to
front and rear. Position of infilled windows below eaves to left and
right on right wall, left cut by shaft of later stack. Carved corner
brackets to front gable. Late C20 casement to gabled eaves dormer of
hall range and directly below; early C20 casement on each floor to front
gable of cross-wing, which has C20 boarded door to left. Roughcast
semi-circular bread oven with stone slate cap to left of hall range
linked to integral red brick end stack with stepped shaft at junction
with No. 4. External lateral rubblestone stack with red brick shaft
to right wall of cross-wing. No. 5. Late C17, remodelled mid-C18
with later alterations. C18 red brick (mixed and English bond) encasing
timber frame, except to right gable end where frame is rendered;
chamfered rubblestone plinth and machine tile roof. 2 storeys with floor
band and former gable-lit attic. 2-window front; C19 casements,
segmental-headed to lower right and replaced by shorter C20 segmental-
headed casement to lower left, latter in position of infilled doorway.
Small C20 segmental-headed casement to centre on ground floor. Entrance
through C20 half-glazed door to rear. Projecting double-purlin and wall-
plate ends to right gable end, which has external stack described under
No. 4. External stack with paired and rebated shafts to left gable end.
Interior: No. 4 has deep-chamfered ceiling beams to front and back room
of cross-wing, now one room. Main room of hall range has chamfered cross-
beam ceiling with straight-cut stops and huge stack with infilled
inglenook fireplace, formerly said to have had grotesques to overmantel.
First floor of cross-wing has central queen-strut truss with V-struts from
collar and jowled wall posts with short straight braces to tie.beams.
Double-purlins with straight-cut stops and short straight windbraces.
Tudor arch (with plank door brought from No. 5) cut through tie beam by
left wall post suggests that range has always had a first floor or that
it is an early insertion. No trace of a mortice for a brace is visible
to either the tie beam or wall post, although the latter has a later piece
of timber between it and the archway. Remains of an open hearth are
said to have been found on the ground floor of the cross-wing but this
may have belonged to an earlier building on the site. No. 5. Inspection
not possible at time of resurvey (September 1986) but timber frame (square
panels) of right gable end partly visible in No. 4.

Listing NGR: SO4005580824

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Source: English Heritage

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