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Pear Tree Farmhouse, Yoxall

Description: Pear Tree Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 October 1998
English Heritage Building ID: 273564

OS Grid Reference: SK1423719305
OS Grid Coordinates: 414237, 319305
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7712, -1.7904

Location: Victoria Street, Yoxall, Staffordshire DE13 8NG

Locality: Yoxall
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE13 8NG

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Listing Text

(West side)
Pear Tree Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Circa C14, timber-framed; remodelled C17 and remodelled again in cira early C18 in red brick. Clay plain tile roof with gabled ends. Brick axial, gable-end and lateral stacks.
PLAN: 2-bay base-cruck hall with spere-truss at the low [E] end, and a 2-bay 2-storey cross-wing at the high [W] end with a crown-post roof. Floor and axial stack inserted in hall circa C17. Remodelled, the lower end rebuilt, and clad in brick in about the early C18.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, cross-wing with attic. Asymmetrical 1:3 window south front; slightly advanced gabled cross-wing on left. C18/19 2 and 3-light wooden mullion-transom windows with casements and horizontal glazing bars, those on left in cross-wing have cambered brick arches; doorway to right of centre with reeded architrave, dentilled cornice and 6-panel door, top panels glazed; later glazed door door on right. Rear [N] gabled cross-wing on right, with small gable-ended wing to its left, and later outshut to main range on left.
INTERIOR: Hall base-cruck with cambered collar [tie-beam] with arch-braces with roll-and-fillet moulding and broach stops at base; large square-set clasped purlins [arcade-plate], spere-truss at low end of hall with jowled arcade-posts', similarly arch-braced to cambered tie/collar; the hall's roof structure above the tie/collar has been reconstructed, but re-using some of the smoke-blackened common-rafters. The cross-wing has an intact 2-bay crown-post roof, the crown-posts with curved 4-way bracing to the tie-beams and crown-plate; jowled storey-posts with arch-braces to the tie-beams; exposed wall-framing with large curved braces. Hall has inserted floor with chamfered axial beams with cyma stops and unchamfered joists, and fireplace with stone jambs and chamfered timber bressumer with run-out stops. Kitchen has large fireplace, its bressumer made from re-used timber, moulded behind and with soffit mortices. Small cupboard in side of axial stack. C18 cupboard in parlour. Panelled partitions inserted into hall chamber.

Listing NGR: SK1423719305

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Source: English Heritage

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