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Wigley Farmhouse, Westbury

Description: Wigley Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259006

OS Grid Reference: SJ3742608314
OS Grid Coordinates: 337426, 308314
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6689, -2.9267

Location: Westbury, Shropshire SY5 9QF

Locality: Westbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 9QF

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Listing Text


9/99 Wigley Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Probably c.1600, refronted probably late C19. Red brick
front; stone rubble to right gable end; left end gable rendered;
plain tile roof; 2 brick ridge stacks. T-shaped plan, front range
of 3 rooms with lobby entry extended to 4 with later additions to stem
of T at rear. South-east front: single storey plus attic; 2-window
range of casements in canted bays; plank door to right in line with
stack. Small single-light (probably stair) window to left of centre
under eaves; 2 gabled dormers. Right gable end has ground-floor
and attic 3-light casements. The house is now entered through a
later lean-to addition to rear. Interior: reported to have large open
fireplace at north-west end with probably original winder staircase in
east corner. 2 rooms to centre of main range also reported to
have deeply chamfered ceiling beams. Rear range reported to have
cellar. Permission to inspect both the interior and exterior of Wigley
Farmhouse was refused at the time of resurvey (August 1985).
Information about the interior of the house is taken from a MSS plan in
Shropshire Record Office, prepared during fieldwork for the Victoria
County History. (SRO 3763/30/3),No. V; C. Ryan, The evolution of the
peasant housein Shropshire. Medieval - c.1850. The parish of Westbury,
Unpublished thesis (October 1979) , pp. 148-9.

Listing NGR: SJ3742608314

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Source: English Heritage

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