Description: Atherstone Farmhouse, and Front Boundary Walls
Date Listed: 4 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 264036
OS Grid Reference: ST3843516498
OS Grid Coordinates: 338435, 116498
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9446, -2.8777
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3/118 Atherstone Farmhouse, and front
Detached farmhouse, now divided. C17 and later. Ham stone cut and squared, ashlar dressings; thatched roof with stepped
coped gable to west, plain coped gable to east; brick and stone slab chimney stacks. 'T'-plan; 2 storeys, 5 bays,
irregular fenestration. Hollow-chamfered mullioned windows with separate labels, 4-light lower bays 2 to 5, with
reconstructed stone window to bay 1; above, 4-light horizontal bar casements; to right of bay 3 an older boarded and
studded door in heavy frame; signs that roof has been raised in eaves level stonework, also a blocked doorway between
bays 1/2; sundial between upper bays 4/5. Further blocked doorway in west gable; east gable has moulded string between
floors and blocked window at lower level. Later lean-to extension to rear against return wing: rear elevation has a
small square bay window of later C18 with beaded mullions, also C19 margined windows and French doors. Interior not
seen. About 2 metres from front of house the wrot-iron railings on low stone base wall, with alternate Gothic-arched
hoops and spearpoints, with urn finials to gateposts opposite the doorway, matching gates, and curved return to
south-west corner of house, all adding to the setting of the house.
Listing NGR: ST3843516498
Source: English Heritage
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