Description: The Porch House
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259023
OS Grid Reference: SJ3385109614
OS Grid Coordinates: 333851, 309614
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6802, -2.9799
SJ 30 NW WESTBURY C.P. VENNINGTON
8/116 Nos. 5 and 6 (The Porch
House, now divided. Dated 1664; C20 additions at rear. Timber framed
on rubblestone plinth with painted brick nogging; plain tile roof. T-
shaped baffle-entry plan of 2 framed bays with porch to south. One
storey and attic. Framing: square panels (3 from sole-plate to wall-
plate) with long straight tension braces; porch with some possibly later
(C18) light framing. Central brick ridge stack; gabled eaves dormer to
right with 2-light wooden casement. 2 ground-floor 3-light C19 wooden
casements; central 2-storey gabled porch with one-light C20 attic
casement, ground-floor 2-light C20 wooden casement, and C20 panelled
door in right-hand return front; C20 gabled brick porch to left with
cross-casement to front and 2-leaf boarded door in right-hand return
front. Porch has exposed collar truss with V-struts, and painted date.
Gable ends have exposed collar and tie-beam trusses with queen-struts and
V-struts. Interior not inspected but likely to be of interest. V.C.H.
Vol. VIII, p. 303; C. Ryan, The evolution of the peasant house in
Shropshire. Medieval - C.1850. The Parish of Westbury, Unpublished
thesis (October 1979), p. 161.
Listing NGR: SJ3385109614
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