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Cowhouse Approximately 50 Metres North West of Stowe Farmhouse, Stowe

Description: Cowhouse Approximately 50 Metres North West of Stowe Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 257685

OS Grid Reference: SO3108873509
OS Grid Coordinates: 331088, 273509
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3553, -3.0132

Location: Stowe, Shropshire LD7 1NB

Locality: Stowe
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: LD7 1NB

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Listing Text

SO 37 SW
11/177 Cowhouse approx. 50 m
- north-west of Stowe
- Farmhouse

Cowhouse. Probably late C17, reusing several earlier timbers. Roughly
coursed limestone rubble with weatherboarding below eaves on south side; steep-
pitched corrugated iron roof. 2 levels; 4 doorways to ground floor and eaves
hatch to centre on south. Interior. Roof in 4 bays. South side has short
wall posts rising from high stone plinth supporting tie beams of 2 centre
trusses, left of which has curved principal rafters and right of which has
curved principal rafter to rear and reused C15 cruck blade to front. This
is chamfered with mortices and peg-holes for arch-bracing, collars and yoke
to apex. Probably part of a jointed or upper cruck as has tenon visible
to bottom, obviously not intended to fit existing joint with tie beam;slots
for double through-purlins and heavy smoke blackening. Curved principals
also have mortices for former collars, slots for double through-purlins and
traces of smoke blackening. Late C20 truss to left gable end and rubble-
stone to right with triangular air vents. The cruck blade and the curved
principals may come from an earlier house on the site of Stowe Farmhouse (not
included in this list).

Listing NGR: SO3108873509

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Source: English Heritage

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