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Description: South Farmhouse
Date Listed: 6 December 1947
English Heritage Building ID: 308568
OS Grid Reference: SP3367088526
OS Grid Coordinates: 433670, 288526
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4936, -1.5055
NUNEATON AND BEDWORTH ARBURY PARK
06/12/47 South Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Cross-wing probably C17; main range C18; altered mid C19.
Colourwashed pebbledash, possibly over some timber framing. Plain-tile roofs;
brick ridge stacks. T-plan, with cross wing on right. Symmetrical 2-storey,
3-window main range; cross-wing of one storey and attic; one-window range. Main
range has C19 four-panelled door with arched upper panels, and overlight with
glazing bars. Stone panel above has inscription: 'GEORGE ELIOT BORN HERE
NOVEMBER 22 1819'. Three-light and central 2-light casements throughout have
glazing bars; first floor windows are C19/C20. Cross-wing has bay window with
C20 casement, and plain-tile hipped roof. 3-light casement above. To rear
cross-wing has old lead-latticed wood cross window. Interior has back-to-back
open fireplaces; bressumers and ceiling beams have run-out mouldings. Grade One
for historical associations.
(VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, p175; Dorothy Dodds and Kathleen Adams: 'The George
Eliot Country' p7; National Monuments Record)
Listing NGR: SP3367088526
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Source: English Heritage
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