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The Lynches, Westbury

Description: The Lynches

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 259016

OS Grid Reference: SJ4097310429
OS Grid Coordinates: 340973, 310429
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6883, -2.8747

Location: B4386, Westbury, Shropshire SY5 8PU

Locality: Westbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 8PU

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Listing Text


6/109 The Lynches (formerly
29.1.52 listed as Lynches)


Farmhouse. Probably mid-C17, remodelled and probably extended c.1735,
and partly rebuilt in the mid-to late C19. Red brick with red sand-
stone ashlar and grey sandstone dressings (some since cement-rendered)
incorporating a timber-framed core; hipped plain tile roof. L-plan
with later additions to north. Basement, 2 storeys and attic.
Chamfered stone plinth to southern block, and ashlar pilaster strips at
corners; external brick lateral stack to north-east and brick stack
just off-ridge to west; truncated probably C17 external lateral rubble
stone stack to west. South front: 3 bays; 4-pane altered C18
sashes with exposed boxes, moulded grey sandstone cills and roughly gauged
heads; central windows blocked and rendered, that on ground floor
probably former doorway (see straight joints); east front, left-hand
part: blocked first-floor window; 2 ground-floor windows, right-hand
has 4-pane altered C18 sash with moulded exposed box and roughly gauged
segmental head with projecting triple keystone, and left-hand one blocked;
right-hand wing: central first-floor 4-pane sash (altered C18 window);
ground-floor right-hand window with 4-pane sash (altered C18 window), with
segmental head and triple keystone; door to left with 6 flush panels
and gabled timber porch with lattice-work sides. One-bay left-hand
return front. Rear wing set back to right with 2 first-floor 2-light
casements and ground-floor lean-to addition. Interior: ground-floor
room to south : ovolo-moulded cross-beamed ceiling; panelling;
fireplace with early C19 surround consisting of segmental arch with
glazed tiles in splays, reeded pilaster strips and frieze, and moulded
cornice with probably C18 raised and fielded panelling above; elaborate
C17 overmantel consisting of cable-fluted pilaster with carved lower
parts and capitals with lion masks, guilloche-ornamented band, 3
blind round-arched panels with Ionic pilasters and carved figures between,
vigorously carved frieze with lions and dragons,and carved cornice;
ground-floor room to east: re-ordered C17 panelling; C18 corner
cupboard with raised and fielded panelling, shaped shelves, H-hinges;
large fireplace; C17 three-flight square-well staircase with landings,
closed string, splat balusters, and chamfered newel post; late C17 or
early C18 boarded and panelled doors throughout. Formerly the Waring
family home. The Lynches became the home of the Ashby family in the
late C16, C17 and the early C18. Nothing earlier than the C17
survives. A circular dovecote formerly stood nearby. V.C.H. Vol. VIII
p. 307; H.E. Forrest, F.L.S., Some old Shropshire houses and their
owners (1924), pp. 43-7; C. Ryan, The evolution of the peasant house in
Shropshire. Medieval - c. 1850. The Parish of Westbury. Unpublished
thesis (October 1979); Manchester University, p. 147.

Listing NGR: SJ4097310429

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Source: English Heritage

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