Description: Bishops Farmhouse
Date Listed: 20 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 307117
OS Grid Reference: SP3397655826
OS Grid Coordinates: 433976, 255826
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1996, -1.5043
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LIGHTHORNE OLD SCHOOL LANE
SP3355 (North side)
12/124 Bishops Farmhouse
Former farmhouse. Dated 1726; mid C19 alterations and additions. Squared coursed
limestone. Tile roof; brick ridge stacks. L-plan extended to F-plan, with wings
to rear. 2 storeys and attic; 4-window range. Mid/late C19 half-glazed
6-panelled door in second bay. Mid/late C19 chamfered painted wood open porch in
simple Gothic style. 2-light C19 casements throughout. Large ground floor
windows have horizontal glazing bar. First floor windows and dormers have
glazing bars. Contrasting sandstone stone lintels with keystones. Four 2-light
roof dormers. Left return side is a 3-window range. C19 half-glazed 4-panelled
door and another Gothic porch. 2-light casements with horizontal glazing bar. 2
gabled half-dormers. Right return side has date and initials EH and RI scratched
on a corner stone. Plank door. 2-light casements. To rear: centre has
half-glazed 6-panelled door. C18 leaded 3-light casement. Similar 2-light
casement beyond left wing. First floor has 2-light casements with glazing bars.
2 leaded 2-light roof dormers. Wings have C19 and C20 casements. Interior: hall
has floor of diagonally-set flags and small quarry tiles. C19 staircase. Room to
left has run-out chamfered ceiling beam. Room to right has open fireplace with
chamfered bressumer. Smoke cupboard with open fret door and remains of bread
oven inside. C18 flagged floors. C19 panelled doors and shutters. First floor
room has cross beams. Divided stairs to attics. Old wide floor boards.
2-panelled plank doors with H-L hinges. Some stud partitions. Trenched purlin
Listing NGR: SP3397655826
Source: English Heritage
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