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Old Farmhouse, Over Whitacre

Description: Old Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 309064

OS Grid Reference: SP2423091903
OS Grid Coordinates: 424230, 291903
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5245, -1.6443

Location: B4098, Over Whitacre, Warwickshire B46 2PG

Locality: Over Whitacre
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B46 2PG

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Listing Text

SP2491 (South side)
15/159 Old Farmhouse
- II
Farmhouse. Late C16 and later C17. Timber-framed, roughcast rendered. Brick,
also rendered, to a small C18-C19 addition to the west crosswing. Plain-tiled
roof with ridge stack of coursed sandstone having shafts of narrow red brick
with V-shaped pilasters. The upper courses have been rebuilt. End stack now
internal to right hand crosswing. Original plan of main range with crosswing at
east end. Crosswing at west end added and subsequently extended. Now irregular H
plan. Main range of 2 storeys. C18-C19 iron-frame casements some with original
leaded lights and fastenings. Lobby-entry doorway with early C19 doorcase having
reeded surround, boss enrichments at corners and narrow hood. Crosswing at east
end of 2 storeys and attics with similar fenestration and some enlarged ground
floor casements. The crosswing to the west was added later. 2 storeys. Similar
fenestration. Now a service end. Extended in C18-C19 towards the road. Brick.
Interior: Main range in 2 principal bays with narrower chimney bay. Inglenook
hearth of coursed sandstone with red brick lining. Ceiling possibly inserted. At
first floor the trusses are visible. At the side of the stack is a stone
staircase, now blocked, leading to the roof indicating that the first floor was
ceiled originally or that the staircase is an insertion. The roof is of clasped
side purlin type but the ends of the purlins pass over the backs of the
principals into which they are trenched forming through-purlins. There are
Queen-posts, 2 tiers of purlins and associated collars with short raking struts
to the upper collars. The principal rafters are trussed and pegged at the apex,
as are the common rafters. There is no ridge piece. Also in the roof at the west
gable end is a 3-light casement with a splayed mullion remaining. This window is
now internal and indicates that the west crosswing is an addition. The crosswing
to east has boxed ceiling beams and a hearth, possibly an inglenook. At first
floor the hearths are blocked. Main posts have jowled heads. The roof is of
similar construction to that over the main range with wind bracing to 2 tiers of
through-purlins. The west crosswing is in 4 bays, with one truss having been
removed. The roof is of less complex construction but retains a ridge piece.
There is an inglenook hearth, also of sandstone with brick above the ridge.

Listing NGR: SP2423091903

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Source: English Heritage

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