Description: Birchen Fold
Date Listed: 3 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 308726
OS Grid Reference: SP4964267888
OS Grid Coordinates: 449642, 267888
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3069, -1.2733
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6/82 Birchen Fold
House. C16/early C17, with C19 and C20 alterations and additions. Timber framed:
cross wing has exposed heavy close studding with braces and plastered infill.
Right return side of brick. Remainder roughcast, possibly over brick. Late C20
tile roof; stone ridge stack; old brick external stack in angle to rear. T-plan,
with cross wing on right. 2 storeys and attic. Main front to garden is a
3-window range. 3-light windows. Cross wing has C20 canted bay. Old casement
with glazing bars above. Attic has small 2-light leaded casement. Left range has
wood and iron casements with horizontal glazing bars. Right range has small C20
windows. Right return side has C20 door and side lights. Gables have shaped
bargeboards. Rear is similar, Cross wing has brick plinth. Interior: room has
moulded ceiling beam and open fireplace with cambered moulded bressumer. Another
room has ogee stop-chamfered beam. Late C16/early C17 painted stone fireplace
has moulded straight-headed Tudor arch with sunk spandrels. Initials to left and
right. Frieze of jewel work, and moulded cornice.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.VI p.95).
Listing NGR: SP4964267888
Source: English Heritage
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