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Description: Lee Farmhouse
Date Listed: 25 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260824
OS Grid Reference: SJ4050032466
OS Grid Coordinates: 340500, 332466
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8863, -2.8857
ELLESMERE RURAL C.P. LEE
SJ 43 SW
9/124 Lee Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. Probably mid-to late C17, extended late C19 with
later additions and alterations. Roughcast timber frame and red brick;
slate roofs. Gable-fronted with gabled ranges to either side of short
central range, left projecting. 2 storeys and attic. Left gabled range
has C20 casement to right on first floor and right gabled range has 3-
light casement on each floor, that to ground floor segmental-headed.
Small lean-to with segmental-headed casement to front in angle between
left gabled range and centre range probably formerly a porch. Left
return of left gabled range rebuilt in C18 brick (probably formerly
timber framed). Right wall of right gabled range has 4 late C19 case-
ments directly below eaves. C19 single-storey painted brick addition
attached to rear. Red brick ridge stack with toothed band to base, 3
attached and rebated shafts and moulded capping at junction between left
gabled range and central range. This latter has similar ridge stack
with 2 shafts. Integral end stack to rear of right gabled range. Slight
change in roof pitch to this range marks junction of C17 and C19 parts.
Roughcast outbuilding attached to right of right gabled range with
pyramidal slate roof and louvred lantern, converted to garage in late C20.
Interior. Front room of right gabled range has deep-chamfered cross-beam
ceiling with ogee stops and chamfered joists with mixture of ogee and
straight-cut stops. Inglenook fireplace with wooden lintel to left wall;
spice cupboard. Similar deep-chamfered ceiling beams with variety of
stops to other ground- and first-floor rooms. C19 pulley to right wall
of back room of right gabled range said to have been used for lifting and
was associated with manufacture of cheese at farmhouse in late C19. Oak
staircase from first floor to attic, which has collar and tie beam roof in
3 wide bays to left gabled range and in 2 bays to right gabled range.
Listing NGR: SJ4050032466
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