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Brookgate Farmhouse, Pontesbury

Description: Brookgate Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 July 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 259528

OS Grid Reference: SJ4250906913
OS Grid Coordinates: 342509, 306913
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6569, -2.8513

Location: Well Lane, Pontesbury, Shropshire SY5 0UY

Locality: Pontesbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 0UY

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Listing Text


4/224 Brookgate Farmhouse


- II*

Farmhouse, now derelict. C14 or C15, extended and re-modelled c.1600 with
later additions and alterations. Timber framed, partially of cruck construc-
tion now largely encased in red brick, plain tile roofs. Originally a 2-bay
open hall with a service bay at lower (west) end, floored over c.1600 and
with an axial ridge stack inserted at lower end of hall; simultaneously or
possibly a little later a 4-bay cross-wing Was added to left and a 2-bay
kitchen range to rear on right, forming the present U-plan. 2 storeys and
attics; framing: largely obscured by brick casing and plaster, but rear
gables are close-studded with V-struts from upper collar to left; projecting
left-hand gable to front, which is crow-stepped, has one range of mid-C19
casements with segmental arches; flush right-hand gable also has mid-C19
casements to ground and first floors off-set to left; mid-C19 four-panel
door with console bracketed hood in line with axial red brick ridge stack to
left and plain 4-panel door to right gable without hood. Interior: timber
frame (close studding and square panelling) substantially intact throughout;
massive chamfered spine beams to hall range on ground floor with heavy joists
and ogee chamfer stops; the front room of the left-hand cross-wing has a
cross-beamed ceiling also with ogee chamfered stops and later moulded plaster
infill; large stack with infilled inglenook fireplace; cellar beneath rear
room of cross-wing; smoke-blackened roof structure visible upstairs and in
attic; 3 true cruck trusses with upper and lower collars and Alcock apex
type E, the westernmost arch-braced with a cusped spere truss from the collar;
the cross-wing has a chamfered double-purlin roof with tie and collar beams
and straight windbraces; there is a well in the kitchen and a mid-C19 dairy
to rear. A cast-iron fireback dated 1638 with the initials "R.P.E.", for
Richard and Elinor Peers, formerly in the house has now been removed. The
house is graded II* on account of the completeness of the medieval and later
timber frame. V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.255; Alcock (1981), p.144.

Listing NGR: SJ4250906913

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Source: English Heritage

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