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Description: Lower Farmhouse
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259026
OS Grid Reference: SJ3394909605
OS Grid Coordinates: 333949, 309605
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6801, -2.9784
SJ 30 NW WESTBURY C.P. VENNINGTON
8/119 Lower Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late C16 and mid-C17 with mid-C19 alterations and additions.
Rendered timber frame, partly rebuilt and extended in painted and
coursed sandstone rubble and brick;slate roof. 2 framed bays aligned
north-south with projecting gabled probable former porch to east, and
later addition to north. 2 storeys. East front: plinth to north;
dentil brick eaves cornice; brick ridge stack off-centre to left
(rebuilt above ridge in C20 brick) and integral brick end stack to
right. Left-hand part with 2 first-floor C19 segmental-headed small-
paned wooden casements, ground floor late C20 two-light wooden casement
to left and segmental-headed 6-panelled door (top 2 panels glazed) to
right; projecting probable former porch off-centre to right with jettied
first floor, jettied gable with shaped brackets and moulded barge boards
and 3-light wooden casement on each floor; C19 part set-back to right
with segmental-headed wooden mullioned and transomed windows, 2 to first
floor and one to ground floor at right. C19 timber framed brick and
stone lean-to addition to left. Interior: plain chamfered beams and
joists; 2 large open fireplaces; ground floor of gabled probable
former porch has chamfered joists, beams and dragon beams with bar
stops; C19 cast iron pump in lean-to to south has circular shaft with
moulded rings, fluted top with splayed spout and curved handle and damaged
fluted domed cap. 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Unpublished thesis (October 1979), Manchester University, pp. 162-3.
Listing NGR: SJ3394909605
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