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Home Farmhouse, Cardington

Description: Home Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 259573

OS Grid Reference: SO5130497464
OS Grid Coordinates: 351304, 297464
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5728, -2.7199

Location: Cardington, Shropshire SY6 7LD

Locality: Cardington
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY6 7LD

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Listing Text


5/32 Home Farmhouse
29.1.52 (formerly listed
as Chatwall Farmhouse)

- II*

Farmhouse, now house. Circa 1700 incorporating probably early C17
or earlier core; C19 additions. Dressed Hoar Edge Grit sandstone,
roughly dressed at rear, and incorporating some timber framing with
plastered infill panels; coursed sandstone rubble additions; plain
tile roofs. Irregular U-plan house with additions. 2 storeys. Framing:
square panels, 4 from sole plate to wall plate. Chamfered plinth;
stone ridge stack just off-centre to left; 2 integral lateral stone
stacks to rear. 1:1:1-window front with gabled wings; 3-light stone
windows with flat-faced mullions and double-chamfered reveals; recessed
blind oval panels in gables; central boarded door with heavy bolection-
moulded architrave, pulvinated frieze and triangular pediment.Mounting
block attached to return of left-hand wing. Right-hand gable end with
2-light mullioned windows and single attic light. Single one-light
double chamfered stone window at rear; other rear windows replaced
in C19 and C20. Interior: timber framed cross-walls, square panels
and closely spaced uprights with middle rails; chamfered beams and
joists with ogee stops; large probably early C17 open fireplace in
the dining room with chamfered stone reveals and ogee-stopped chamfered
lintel; late C17 fireplace in ground-floor room to left at:rear with
roll-moulded segmental arch and crude segmental pediment above with
carved winged angel in tympanum; ground-floor front room to right has
large open corner fireplace with stone reveals and huge lintel; first-
floor right-hand room has early C18 corner fireplace with bolection-
moulded architrave and pulvinated frieze to mantlepiece; first-floor
left-hand room has Cl7 panelled cupboard and blocked stone fireplace;
other left-hand bedroom has C18 door with 6 raised and fielded panels,
and introduced fireplace with bolection-moulded architrave, moulded
cornice, and bolection-moulded panel above; C17 and C18 boarded and
2-panelled doors to first-floor rooms. Collar and tie-beam roof trusses
with queen struts and v-struts. A small 2-light flat-faced mullioned
attic window formerly beneath the oval panel in the right-hand gable
was removed when the house was restored during the 1960s. Despite
having C18-type flat-faced mullions the windows have double-chamfered
reveals which suggest an earlier date. One possible explanation is
that a C16 or early C17 timber framed house (see framing in return
of left-hand wing and internally) was remodelled and partly rebuilt
in stone in the mid- or late C17 and further remodelled in the early
C18 when chamfered mullions were replaced, the doorway altered, and
the blind panels added. Alternatively and more probably the timber
framed house was conservatively remodelled c.1700, earlier features
being no more than survivals. B.O.E., p.95.

Listing NGR: SO5130497464

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Source: English Heritage

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