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Eye Farmhouse, Leighton and Eaton Constantine

Description: Eye Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 258859

OS Grid Reference: SJ6022605108
OS Grid Coordinates: 360226, 305108
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6422, -2.5892

Location: Leighton, Shropshire SY5 6SQ

Locality: Leighton and Eaton Constantine
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6SQ

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Listing Text

LEIGHTON AND EATON B4380 (south side)
SJ 60 NW
2/76 Eye Farmhouse (Previously
listed as "Eye Farm")
Farmhouse, now house. Probably C14 or C15, re-modelled late C16 with later
additions and alterations. Timber framed with plaster infill on brick
plinth, plain tile roof. Original plan probably a single-bay open hall
with smoke bay, service bay to south and solar to north; converted to lobby-
entry plan, first floor and attic inserted and re-roofed in late C16. 2 storey
and gable-lit attic; framing: irregular square and rectangular panels,
15 across and 2 from girding beam to wall-plate, short straight tension
braces; close-set vertical posts below with long straight tension
braces, V-struts from collars to gable ends; irregular fenestration,
late C20 casements on each floor to left and right of C17 nail-studded
door to left of centre, 4 late C20 raking eaves dormers in roof slope
to rear; prominent red brick ridge stack with twin diagonal shafts
immediately above doorway and another (C19 in imitation) in roof slope
in front to right; another plank and muntin door to rear. Late C19
painted brick addition set back to left. Interior: substantially
restored late C20; timber frame exposed throughout (square panels
and close-set vertical posts); deep-chamfered cross beam ceiling with
heavy joists and ogee stops in main ground-floor room (former hall)
to right of ridge stack; inglenook fireplaces with chamfered wooden
lintels; infilled Tudor-arch doorway on ground floor between former
hall and solar and 2 on first floor at junction between left-hand
truss of hall and chimney bay; late C16 Queen-strut roof in 5 bays
with double purlins and straight windbraces; jowled wall-posts of
chimney bay cut through to allow insertion of attic.

Listing NGR: SJ6022605108

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Source: English Heritage

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