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The Long House, Westbury

Description: The Long House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 August 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 259017

OS Grid Reference: SJ3571109357
OS Grid Coordinates: 335711, 309357
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6781, -2.9523

Location: B4386, Westbury, Shropshire SY5 9EQ

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

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Listing Text

(North-west side)

18/110 Lower House Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now house. Circa 1500 with late C16 and mid-C17 additions,
C18 cross-wing, and mid-to late C19 partial refacing or rebuilding.
Timber framed on painted coursed rubblestone plinth with painted brick
nogging; partly refaced or rebuilt in C19 coursed yellow sandstone
rubble and red brick; C18 addition in dressed yellow sandstone; plain
tile roofs. One framed bay with smoke bay and mid C17 cross-wing of
2 framed bays to left, projecting at rear; large C18 projecting gabled
cross-wing to left too. One storey and attic and 2 storeys and attic.
Framing: square panels (3 from sole-plate to wall-plate) with long
straight tension braces. Integral brick end stack to right, external
brick end stack at rear of cross-wing, and external lateral brick stack
to right of C18 cross-wing. Right-hand range: gabled cross-wing to left,
central gabled dormer and probably C18 or C19 gabled addition projecting
at front to right; 3 windows, 2-light C19 segmental-headed wooden
casements, except ground-floor window to left of 3 lights; central
door with 6 flush panels and gabled porch; brick lean-to addition to
right. Left-hand cross-wing: projecting eaves, and plat band to front
at eaves level. lx 3 bays; 2-light segmental-headed wooden casements;
ground-floor C19 cross-window to front and first-floor rendered blind
window with datestone above (illegible at time of survey - July 1985);
left-hand return front with first-floor C20 casements flanking blind
window, and central ground-floor straight-headed window with rendered
blind window to right. Gabled eaves dormers with 2-light wooden
casements at rear of main range and C17 cross-wing. Interior: front
parlour has chamfered beam with ogee stops; back room has large open
fireplace with chamfered lintel; former hall bay and smoke bay to
right with chamfered beam and fireplace with chamfered lintel. C. Ryan,
The evolution of the peasant house in Shropshire. Medieval - c.1850.
The Parish of Westbury, unpublished thesis (October 1979) Manchester
University, p.99.

Listing NGR: SJ3571109357

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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