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Home Farmhouse, Atcham

Description: Home Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 259262

OS Grid Reference: SJ5429510118
OS Grid Coordinates: 354295, 310118
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6868, -2.6776

Location: Atcham, Shropshire SY5 6QH

Locality: Atcham
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6QH

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Listing Text


3/36 Home Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. C15 with C17 additions, and C18 and late C19 alterations and
additions. Timber framed, refaced and extended in red brick; plain tile
roofs. L-plan; former open hall house of 3 framed bays with C17 gabled
wings and C18 additions to rear. 2 storeys and gable-lit attic. Plinth,
plat band; external brick end stack to left and stack behind ridge off-
centre to right. Central first-floor late C19 two-light wooden casement
and C20 three-light metal casement to left; C19 ground-floor 3-light
segmental-headed wooden casement to right; central 6-panelled door (top
2 panels glazed) with panelled architrave and early C19 gabled lattice
porch. One storey lean-to to right with 2-light segmental-headed casement
to front. Straight joint in brickwork indicates eaves have been raised.
2 gabled wings at rear have exposed collar and tie-beam trusses with queen-
struts, that to right with rectangular datestone inscribed: "WC/1657";
C18 one-storey service wing at right-angles to rear with external brick
end stack. Interior: crown post roof with cambered tie-beams, down-curved
crown post braces, fragmentary collar purlin, and collar purlin braces;
smoke blackening; timber frame visible on first floor with corner braces;
floors and stack probably inserted in late C16 or C17 forming baffle-entry
plan house; ground-floor room to left with early C18 bolection-moulded
panelling and moulded cornice; dining room with mid-C18 raised and fielded
panelling with dado rail, moulded cornice, and early C19 fireplace; kitchen
window to front has early C18 fluted wooden reveals; C17 and C18 boarded
and panelled doors with L-hinges. The farmhouse is all that remains of
the settlement of Berwick Maviston which was incorporated into Attingham
Park in 1798. R.W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol.VII, London
(1958), Pp.387-98; National Trust, Attingham Park Estate Venacular
Building Survey.

Listing NGR: SJ5429510118

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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