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Description: Dorrington Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260451
OS Grid Reference: SJ7240141125
OS Grid Coordinates: 372401, 341125
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9668, -2.4124
SJ 74 SW WOORE C.P. DORRINGTON
3/145 Dorrington Hall Farm-
Farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17, partly rebuilt in the early to mid-
Cl9. Late C19 alterations and additions. Timber framed with plastered
infill panels, partly refaced or rebuilt in red brick. Plain tile roofs.
Framing: close studding. Baffle-entry hall range of 2 framed bays
with projecting gabledcross wing to north-east of 2 framed bays, and
stair wing and later wing at rear. 2 storeys and gable-lit attic.
South-east front: large central dressed grey sandstone ridge stack with
4 diagonally-placed square brick shafts, integral brick and stack to
left, external lateral brick stack to right of cross wing and integral
lateral brick stack to rear wing. 2:1 windows; C19 two-, 3 and 4-light
small-paned wooden casements, those in cross wing with segmental heads.
Ground-floor C20 small-paned, 4-light wooden casement to right. Pair
of ground-floor C19 canted bays to left. C19 lean-to porch in angle
of cross wing with C20 half-glazed door and window in return. C19 lean-
to against right-hand return front containing bake oven, copper and 2
cast-iron pumps. Rear: timber frame exposed in cross wing. Central
C19 gabled wing. 2 small gabled wings to right, one containing staircase.
Interior: much framing surviving, including back wall with chamfered
posts. Chamfered beams throughout. Central ground-floor room: chamfered
cross-beam ceiling with chamfered joists. Left-hand wall with chamfered
and stopped wall plate. Inglenook fireplace with brick piers, chamfered
wooden lintel and 2 cupboards inside flanking inserted possibly C18 fireplace.
C17 dog-leg oak staircase rising to first-floor (formerly to attic but
since truncated-see string) in rear stair wing; closed string with raised
ornament, pierced splat balusters, moulded handrail and square newel
posts with pendants. Foot newel with raised fleur-de-lys ornament
to post, and finial with faceted ornament. Central first-floor room
has chamfered cross-beamed ceiling with plain joists and remains of C17
fireplace (blocked) with moulded stone cornice. First-floor rooms in
cross wing have chamfered beams with elaborate stops. Oak winder stair
from first-floor of cross wing to attic.
Listing NGR: SJ7240141125
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Source: English Heritage
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