Description: Old Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 20 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 272536
OS Grid Reference: SK1571013652
OS Grid Coordinates: 415710, 313652
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7203, -1.7688
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SK 11 SE ALREWAS C.P. OLD HALL LANE (West side) Fradley
4/49 Old Hall Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Probably C17 in origin on an earlier, possibly medieval site,
remodelled and extended circa 1700, refenestrated later in the C18,
additions to the rear of early and mid-C19 date. Red brick; plain tile
roof with raised verges; brick ridge stack and brick (English bond)
integral end stack formerly external. 3-bay lobby-entry plan aligned
north-west/south-east facing north-east, central and south-eastern bays
extended to the north-east circa 1700, extensions to the rear under 3
roofs aligned north-east/south-west. 2 storeys and attic with storey
bands; formerly 5:5 but now 2:3 windows. Wide projecting front to the
left with coped parapet ramped up to square end piers; narrower set-back
section to the right with a frieze of blind panels at attic level
reflecting the pattern of the former fenestration below, i.e. 3 main
windows to the centre flanked by 2 outer windows of reduced width, gable
as implied pediment above containing a blind oval keyed oculus. Mainly
glazing bar sashes replacing earlier tall rectangular windows with flat
brick arches, now blocked. The left hand section has a large early C20
window to ground floor right, a bay window to first floor left of similar
date and 2 gabled dormers containing casements; lean-to porch to the left.
The right hand section has a single storey porch to the left with
crenellated parapet and half-glazed porch, the first floor window to the
left is of reduced width. Interior: the ground and first -floor rooms
of the central bay retain cross-beams with quarter round and hollow chamfer
mouldings; large open fireplace on ground floor of central bay with timber
bresummer. Old Hall Farmhouse stands within a possible moated site.
Foundations of another, possibly earlier, building have been found
immediately to the north-west.
Listing NGR: SK1571013652
Source: English Heritage
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