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Lower Farmhouse, Cardington

Description: Lower Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259575

OS Grid Reference: SO5014896348
OS Grid Coordinates: 350148, 296348
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5627, -2.7368

Location: Cardington, Shropshire SY6 7JX

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

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Listing Text


5/34 Lower Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1677, probably with earlier core,altered
and probably partly demolished c.1810 (datestone); probably extended
at rear in the mid- to late C19. Coursed and uncoursed yellow/grey
sandstone rubble; dressed Hoar Edge Grit sandstone to centre and left
at front; C20 machine tile roof. Irregular baffle-entry U-plan with
projecting gabled cross-wing to left, probably formerly H-plan with
right-hand cross-wing partly demolished c.1810. Two storeys and attic.
Chamfered plinth to centre and left-hand cross-wing, early C19 eaves
with carved stone brackets; external stone end stack (probably formerly
ridge stack) to right with C19 brick top stage and external dressed
brown sandstone or siltstone lateral stack to rear also with C19 brick
top. 2-window front; late C19 and mid-C20 two- and 3-light wooden
and metal casements; C20 boarded door to right. Inverted heart-shaped
datestone in apex of cross-wing gable: "1810". Interior: chamfered
beams with ogee stops; timber framed square-panelled cross-wall in
cross-wing; large open fireplace in central ground-floor room with
dressed sandstone reveals, and three C17 cupboards in wall to left
with panelled doors, one dated: "16:W:R:E:77". The eaves were raised
probably in 1810 (see change in masonry) and a former right-hand cross-
wing was also probably partly demolished at the same time (see slight
projections to right with return of C17 chamfered plinth).

Listing NGR: SO5014896348

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Source: English Heritage

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