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Lower House Farmhouse, Little Ness

Description: Lower House Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 259201

OS Grid Reference: SJ4074819703
OS Grid Coordinates: 340748, 319703
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7717, -2.8797

Location: Little Ness, Shropshire SY4 2AR

Locality: Little Ness
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 2AR

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Listing Text

SJ 41 NW
5/136 Lower House Farmhouse

Farmhouse. C14 or C15 with C16 cross wing, all much rebuilt in the
mid-to late C19. Red brick, partly rendered, incorporating a timber
framed core partly of cruck construction. Slate roofs. L-plan; former
hall house of 3 framed bays with projecting gabled cross wing to left
of 3 framed bays. One storey and attic with cross wing of 2 storeys
and gable-lit attic. Central truncated brick ridge stack to hall range,
and brick ridge stack and external brick end stack to cross wing. Hall
range: small attic casement beneath eaves off-centre to left and ground-
floor segmental-headed 2-light wooden casement off-centre to right, formerly
a doorway (see straight joints beneath). Boarded loft door in right-
hand gable end. Rear with hipped eaves dormer, 2 seqmental-headed openings
to left (one a garage and the other blocked) and various inserted C20
casements. Cross wing: 2-windows to gable end; 2-and 3-light segmental-
headed wooden casements. Right-hand return front with 2 segmental-
headed 2-light wooden casements to first floor and one to ground floor,
and segmental-headed half-glazed 4-panelled door to left with gabled
porch. Interior: hall range formerly a hall house with a one-bay floored
end to left and a 2-or 3-bay open hall to right. Cruck frames with
cambered collars, that at the right-hand end with peg holes for former
arched bracing. Single purlins with curved wind braces. Left-hand
ground-floor room has a pair of probably C14 or C15 deep-chamfered ceiling
beams with ogee stops, resting on shaped brackets at left-hand end.
Ground-floor rear room of cross wing with 2 chamfered ceiling beams,
and fireplace with roll-moulded segmental wooden lintel. C17 panelled
doors and old nail-studded boarded door to first floor.

Listing NGR: SJ4074819703

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Source: English Heritage

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