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Middle Farmhouse, Westbury

Description: Middle Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259009

OS Grid Reference: SJ3640906950
OS Grid Coordinates: 336409, 306950
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6565, -2.9415

Location: Hem Lane, Westbury, Shropshire SY5 0AL

Locality: Westbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 0AL

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Listing Text

(South-east side)
- Middle Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. Probably mid-to late C16 partly rebuilt in the mid-C19.
Timber framed with painted brick nogging, partly rebuilt in painted
brick; slate roof; Baffle-entry plan of 3 framed bays. One storey
and attic. Framing: square panels (3 from sole-plate to wall plate)
with short corner braces (rear). 3 gabled eaves dormers with 2-light
wooden casements; brick ridge stack off-centre to right, integral
brick end stack to right, and external lateral stack at rear. 3-
window front; C19 two-light segmental-headed wooden casements;
mid-C19 four-panelled door between first and second windows from
right and gabled brick porch with segmental arch. Timber framed left-
hand end wall has collar and tie-beam truss with queen-struts and V-
struts; framing exposed at rear too. C19 brick addition at rear with
integral brick end stack. Interior: roof with single purlins, central
ground-floor room has chamfered beam and joists with ogee stops, large
open fireplace with chamfered and stopped lintel, early C19 surround
with flush-panelled sides and moulded cornice, and C19 cast iron grate
depressed-arched doorway into ground-floor right-hand room; ground-
floor right-hand room remodelled in the early C19 with moulded
skirting, picture rail and architraves to doors and windows; early C19
fireplace with cast iron grate, segmental arch, and surround with reeded
pilasters supporting frieze and moulded cornice, and flanking round-
arched wall cupboards, each having reeded architraves with bases and
cross-reeding at impost and keystone positions, pairs of one- and 2-
panelled doors, and plain shelves within; early C19 staircase to rear
with stick balusters and turned newel post. This farmhouse is notable
for the completeness of its interior fittings, particularly those
dating from the early C19. V.C.H. , Vol. VIII, p. 306; C. Ryan,
The evolution of the peasant house in Shropshire. Medieval - c. 1850.
The Parish of Westbury, Unpublished thesis (October 1979), Manchester
University, pp. 105-6.

Listing NGR: SJ3640906950

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Source: English Heritage

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