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Lower House Farmhouse, Westbury

Description: Lower House Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259020

OS Grid Reference: SJ3847309647
OS Grid Coordinates: 338473, 309647
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6810, -2.9115

Location: B4386, Stoney Stretton, Westbury, Shropshire SY5 9PZ

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

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Listing Text

In the entry for

(north-west side)

Lower House Farmhouse

The address shall be amended to read: SHREWSBURY ROAD
(north-west side)
The Long House
(Formerly listed as
Lower House Farmhouse)



9/113 Lower House Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. Mid-C17 with late C19 alterations, partial rebuilding and
additions. Timber framed on brick plinth with red brick nogging;
partly rebuilt, eaves raised, and extended in red brick; plain tile
roofs. One framed bay with additions and 1½ framed bay projecting cross-
wing to west; baffle-entry plan. One storey and attic and 2 storeys.
Dentil brick eaves cornice to hall range; large squared and coursed red
sandstone and brick ridge stack off-centre to west, and external C19
brick end stack to east. Projecting cross-wing to left with attic
casement and ground-floor three-light C19 wooden casement; hall range
to right with 2 windows on each floor, 3-light C20 metal casements
except for first-floor C19 two-light wooden casement to right; lean-to
brick porch in angle of cross-wing to left with Tudor-style boarded door.
One storey lean-to to right; C19 gabled wing at rear. Cross-wing has
exposed collar and tie-beam trusses with queen struts and V-struts.
Interior: collar and tie-beam trusses with queen struts;- wind braces;
timber framed square-panelled cross-wall in cross-wing; chamfered
ceiling beams with ogee stops; large dressed sandstone stack; parlour
fireplace with chamfered wooden lintel and chamfered stone reveals
forming depressed arch, and cross-wing fireplace with depressed chamfered
stone arch. Despite later alterations this house retains good quality
interior details. C. Ryan, The evolution of the peasant house in
Shropshire. Medieval - c.1850. The Parish of Westbury , Unpublished
thesis (October 1979), Manchester University, p. 120.

Listing NGR: SJ3847309647

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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