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Townhead Farmhouse, Alton

Description: Townhead Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 275057

OS Grid Reference: SK0755642445
OS Grid Coordinates: 407556, 342445
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9793, -1.8889

Location: 3 Castlehill Road, Alton, Staffordshire ST10 4AJ

Locality: Alton
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST10 4AJ

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Listing Text

ALTON C.P. TOWN HEAD (North-west side)
SK 0642-0742
13/61 Town Head Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Late C18 remodelling of a C17 house, with later alterations.
Ashlar with herringbone tooling; plain tile roof with coped verges;
brick integral end stacks. Main house aligned east-west facing south,
2 rear wings aligned north-south, linked by a central outshut. 3
storeys with coved eaves; 3 bays, 3-light flat face mullioned windows
to second floor left and right, single-light casement to second floor
centre in original surround, otherwise C20 casements; semi-circular
step to central door with reeded pilasters and open pediment over a
fanlight; circular sundial dated 1787 to first floor left of centre.
The single-bay rear wings have 3-light flat face mullioned windows.
Interior: Date stone inscribed W.B. 1626 over the arch to a former
stone staircase.

Listing NGR: SK0755642445

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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