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Former Farmhouse Approximately 20 Yards South West of Hood Lane Farmhouse, Armitage with Handsacre

Description: Former Farmhouse Approximately 20 Yards South West of Hood Lane Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 272854

OS Grid Reference: SK0815915365
OS Grid Coordinates: 408159, 315365
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7359, -1.8806

Location: Hood Lane, Armitage, Staffordshire WS15 4AH

Locality: Armitage with Handsacre
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WS15 4AH

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Listing Text

SK 01 NE
6/8 Former farmhouse
- approx. 20 yards south-
west of Hood Lane
24.12.86 Farmhouse

- II

Former farmhouse. Probably C15. Timber framed and of cruck construction,
brick infill panels and some brick rebuilding; plain tile roof with crested
ridge tiles, brick ridge stack. Formerly a 3-cell hall house aligned
north-west/south-east facing south-west with central hall incorporating
a cross-passage defined by a spere truss; the ground floor of the upper
end bay is divided longitudinally by a timber framed partition of square
panels containing a doorway between the 2 rooms; the lower end bay has
been demolished. South-west front. One storey and gable-lit attic;
3 tiers of square panels to eaves; scattered fenestration. Boarded door.
to the right. North-east front. 3 tiers of horizontal rectangular
panels; this wall has possibly been rebuilt. Door to the left, scattered
fenestration. Interior. 2 cruck trusses with Alcock type apex type
H contain the hall bay. They carry a ridge piece and a pair of trenched
purlins. Smoke blackening on the face of truss B suggests that the
hall was open to the roof and heated by an open hearth. Spere truss
of unusual construction containing a pair of quasi-aisle posts which support
the purlins directly. The first floor of the upper end bay appears
to be a later insertion. P.R. Sheppard 'Cruck-Trussed Houses in the
Lichfield District' South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical
Society Transactions Vol. III (1961-2); R.A. Meeson 'Cruck Framed Buildings
Seisdon and Armitage in Staffordshire' South Staffordshire Archaeological
and Historical Society Transactions Vol. XVII (1975-6) pp. 75-83.

Listing NGR: SK0815915365

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Source: English Heritage

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