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Bank Farmhouse and Adjoining Farmbuildings, Smethcott

Description: Bank Farmhouse and Adjoining Farmbuildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259635

OS Grid Reference: SO4366399436
OS Grid Coordinates: 343663, 299436
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5898, -2.8330

Location: Smethcott, Shropshire SY6 6NR

Locality: Smethcott
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY6 6NR

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Listing Text


3/94 Bank Farmhouse
- and adjoining

- II

Farmhouse. Early to mid-C17, remodelled and extended in the early
C18. Partly painted uncoursed red sandstone rubble with red brick
dressings; incorporating timber framed core; plain tile roof. C17
three-cell plan with C18 cow house to right. 2 storeys. Dentil brick
eaves cornice; brick ridge stack off-centre to right-and integral
brick end stack to left. 3-window front; 2-light wooden casements,
segmental-headed to ground floor. Early C18 two-panelled door between
the first and second windows from right with moulded architrave and
C20 lean-to porch. Left-hand window in former doorway (see straight
joists and brick infill beneath). Cow house adjoining to right with
C20 door to front and loft doorway in right-hand gable end now blocked
with corrugated iron. Lower probably C18 former cow houses adjoining
to left, now partly incorporated into house with pair of C20 casements
to right. Interior: parlour to left contains ogee-stopped chamfered
beams and joists, large open fireplace with chamfered lintel and small
salt cupboard to right with panelled door, and C17 panelling (said
to have come from Woolstaston church) with guilloche, fleur-de-lys
and rosette ornament. Chamfered and stopped spine beam in kitchen.
Square-panelled timber framed cross wall to left of kitchen. Collar
and tie-beam roof trusses. The C18 remodelling might have been in
at least 2 phases, first the rebuilding of the walls followed later
by the raising of the eaves (see straight joint and change from sandstone
to red brick dressings in right-hand gable end). V.C.H., Vol. VIII,

Listing NGR: SO4366399436

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Source: English Heritage

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