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Manor Farmhouse, Berrington

Description: Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259698

OS Grid Reference: SJ5304106795
OS Grid Coordinates: 353041, 306795
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6568, -2.6956

Location: Berrington, Shropshire SY5 6HB

Locality: Berrington
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6HB

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Listing Text

SJ 5206-5306
- Manor Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Dated 1658 with probably late C17 addition, partly refaced
or rebuilt and extended in the early and the mid-C19. Timber framed
with rendered infill panels on coursed red sandstone rubble and red
brick plinth, rendered at rear of cross-wing; partial red brick refacing
or rebuilding and additions; stone slate roof with laced valleys, and
plain tile roof. Baffle-entry plan; hall range of one framed bay with
gabled cross-wing to left of 2 framed bays and probably later projecting
cross-wing to right which is also of 2 framed bays; later infill at rear.
2 storeys and 2 storeys and attic. Plinth, jettied first floor and
gables with moulded bressumers and shaped brackets; dentil brick eaves
cornice to right-hand return front; plain barge boards with finials;
central jettied full dormer with coving, square panel framing, jettied
gable with moulded bressumer and carved brackets, and 3-light metal
casement; cruciform brick-ridge stack off-centre to left with pilaster
shafting and oversailing top, right-hand cross-wing with brick ridge stack
consisting of 2 star-shaped shafts with oversailing tops, external brick
end stack to rear, and stack in valley at rear. Framing: square
panels, 6 from sole-plate to wall-plate in 1658 range and 5 in late C17
range with curved brace; collar and tie-beam trusses with queen struts
and curved V-struts. 3-window front; mid-to late C19 two-,3-and 4-light
wooden casements with transoms; close studding beneath central ground-
floor window and 2 blank round arches with impost mouldings and pendant
finials beneath central first-floor window; entrance to right of window
in left-hand cross-wing has C17 nailed door with strap hinges and
moulded surround with ogee stops; recessed porch with side-benches, and
entrance with moulded surround and dated above : A P
AB MB RB 1658
2-window left-hand return front with rendered plinth, and one-storey wash
house to left with boarded door and 2-light casement. Right-hand return
front: 3 bays; first-floor 2- and 3-light mid-to late C19 wooden
casements with transoms, and 2 ground-floor canted flat-roofed brick bays
with tripartite glazing bar sashes; 4 steps up to central half-glazed
flush-panelled door with panelled pilastered surround and lead-covered
flat-roofed porch with chamfered tapered posts, arch-bracing, and frieze
and moulded cornice. Right-hand part of elevation set back. Interior:
chamfered beams and wall-plates, and plain joists in central ground-floor
room; C17 staircase up from entrance lobby; large C17 open kitchen
fireplace with chamfered lintel; large C17 open fireplace in central
ground-floor room with early C19 surround, fine early C19 cast iron
range with fluted and other decoration, and early C19 spit rack above;
some C17 wainscot panelling; right-hand cross-wing has early C19
fittings including 4-panelled doors, internal window shutters, and
staircase with closed string, stick balusters, and moulded handrail with column-
ular newel post. The right-hand cross-wing appears to be late Cl7 but further
investigation might reveal it to be of an earlier date. This is a
particularly well-preserved and fine example of a C17 farmhouse
retaining much of its character internally as well as externally, and
also forms an important part of the group around the Church of All Saints
(q.v.). V.C.H. Vol.VIII, p p.13-27, B.O.E. p. 73.

Listing NGR: SJ5304106796

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Source: English Heritage

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