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Wheat Hall, Condover

Description: Wheat Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259424

OS Grid Reference: SJ4969203791
OS Grid Coordinates: 349692, 303791
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6295, -2.7447

Location: Condover, Shropshire SY5 7NF

Locality: Condover
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 7NF

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Listing Text


9/122 Wheat Hall


Farmhouse. Late C14 or early C15, re-modelled 1721 (datestone)
with later additions and alterations. Red brick concealing timber frame,
partly of cruck construction to rear, plain tile roof and raised verges.
Original plan a 2-bay open hall with service bay or bays at west end
and a 2-bay solar cross-wing slightly projecting at upper end; 3-bay
brick range added to front 1721 and the cross-wing extended to north,
forming present U-plan. 2 storeys and gable-lit attic to C18 range,
floor bands and toothed eaves cornice; 3-window front, glazing bar
sashes, replacing 5 infilled windows to first floor and 4 to ground
floor; central entrance, early C19 pilastered doorcase with 4-panel
door and rectangular overlight; integral corner end stack to right and
external stack to back wall on left, ridge stack to former open-hall
range. Datestone "W.D.(William Daker)/1721" over central first-floor
window. Interior: inspection not possible at time of re-survey
(February 1985) but central truss of hall range known to survive,
arch-braced cruck (destroyed on ground floor) with cambered collar and
v-struts, Alcock apex-type L2; first floor of cross-wing has close-studding with
short straight tension braces exposed to side walls and former northern
end wall but framing destroyed on ground floor; single-purlin roof
with curved windbraces and central and northern trusses surviving,
cambered collars supported by 3 vertical struts from tie beam (central
one now missing on central truss), jowled wall posts with slightly
arched braces to tie beam. An unusual feature is a pointed-arched
recess with moulded stone lintel at south end of east side wall; this
relates to a brick projection on the outside wall but its function is
not known. V.C.H. VIII (1968) p. 36; Alcock (1981) p. 143; Salop
County Sites and Monuments Record PRN 13259 (unpublished report
by Madge Moran).

Listing NGR: SJ4969203791

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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