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Manor Farmhouse, Westbury

Description: Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259022

OS Grid Reference: SJ3820809488
OS Grid Coordinates: 338208, 309488
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6796, -2.9154

Location: B4386, Westbury, Shropshire SY5 9PZ

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

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Listing Text


9/115 Manor Farmhouse

- II*

Farmhouse. Probably mid-to late C15 with c.1600 and late C19
alterations. Rendered timber frame of cruck construction, partly
rebuilt in painted brick; slate roof. Former open hall house,
aligned north-east/south-west; former open hall of 2 framed bays with
former lower end of one framed bay and projecting solar cross-wing of
2 framed bays at former high end. One storey and attic. South-east
front: 2 large gabled eaves dormers with 2-light wooden casements;
central brick stack and integral brick end stack to right. 2-light
wooden casement to each floor of left-hand cross-wing; hall range with
segmental-headed 3-light casement to left and 2 small casements to
right; boarded door just to right of stack with gabled porch and
boarded door off-centre to right with 2-light wooden casement, both under
segmental head; glazed C20 lean-to addition in front to right with
door to right. Fire insurances plate in gable of cross-wing. C19
brick lean-to additions at rear. Interior: 3 full cruck trusses with
very large blades; chamfered wall-plates; C15 ceiling in end bay has
large beam with run-out stops and large plain joists; inserted c.1600
ceiling in centre 2 bays has pairs of chamfered spine beams and
chamfered joist, all with ogee stops; c.1600 inserted stack has large
open fireplace with chamfered lintel and C17 lozenge-panelled surround
with fluted frieze above. The present front door is probably in the
same position as the entrance to the C15 hall house which would have led
into a screens passage. Graded II* as a well preserved and complete
example of a medieval hall house with the usual later inserted floor
and stack in the 2 former hall bays. V.C.H., Vol. VIII, p. 304;
Alcock, p. 144; C. Ryan, The evolution of the peasant house in
Shropshire. Medieval - c.1850. The Parish of Westbury, Unpublished
thesis (October 1979), Manchester University, pp. 89-90.

Listing NGR: SJ3820809488

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Source: English Heritage

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