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Green Farmhouse, Shustoke

Description: Green Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 309068

OS Grid Reference: SP2263990725
OS Grid Coordinates: 422639, 290725
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5139, -1.6678

Location: Back Lane, Shustoke, Warwickshire B46 2AP

Locality: Shustoke
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B46 2AP

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Listing Text

SP2290 (West side)
12/163 Green Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. 2 principal building periods. Early C17 and mid C17. Late
C18 additions and alterations. Timber-frame with red brick infill. Red brick to
additions and casing or part rebuilding of C17 house in rear wall. Plain-tiled
roof. Ridge stack of sandstone rubble with red brick above the ridge. Side stack
to parlour cross-wing projects and is of squared and coursed sandstone with
cogged red brick coping to stack. (This is similar to the side stack to the
parlour wing of Church Farmhouse, Shustoke (q.v. dated 1669)). Early C17
north-south parlour range of 2 bays with later C17 east-west service range
probably replacing an earlier range on the same site. The 2 ranges accordingly
now form a main range with parlour cross-wing. In the angle is the cross-passage
entry at the rear of the stack. Main range of 2 storeys and attic. Later C17
gable to front with exposed small panel framing. C20 wood casements. Old
sandstone steps up to doorway now with C20 door. The rear wall is cased in red
brick. The parlour cross-wing is also of 2 storeys and attic. The attic storey
projects slightly, but structurally does not form a jetty. There are original
shaped brackets to the ends of the wall plates, which are similar to the carving
of the transversal main beam in the parlour wing. In the gable head there are
serpentine shaped inclined struts. Small framing of height of 3 panels to each
wall. In C18 it was extended by a single storey kitchen. One storey and one bay.
Plain-tiled roof. At the same time on the east side a pantry or dairy was added.
Red brick with plain-tiled roof. C18/C19 iron-frame horizontal sliding sashes
with leaded lights and original fastenings. These additions to the parlour wing
probably indicate a change of status of the ownership of the house. interior:
Main range has inglenook hearth, now blocked. Chamfered main beam but otherwise
plain joists. At first floor there is an original landing forming a corridor
with rooms off suggesting a plan of the later C17. The roof is wind-braced and
has double tiers of through-purlins with the blades halved at the apex. There
are inclined struts from tie-beam to the heads. The parlour wing is of two bays.
Originally probably of one room the parlour is now divided by a red brick wall
of late C17 or C18. The beam is stop-chamfered on both sides and at one end
there is similar carving to that found on the bracket to the wall plate of the
gable. The other end has been mutilated by a doorway insertion. The longitudinal
ceiling beams are stop-chamfered as are the joists. The first floor chambers
were ceiled when built. The framing is substantial with jowled posts and braced
tie-beams. The roof is also of through-purlin type with tiers of purlins but
the centre truss has a King-post. The room at the south end of the attic
cross-wing has a floor made of plaster. This may have been constructed as a
cheese room (as at the first floor room at Hill Farm, Shawbury Lane, Shustoke
q.v.). The kitchen at the end of the parlour wing is of one storey with
inglenook and bread oven. The wall plate in the west side of the cross-wing has
a short splayed scarf joint.

Listing NGR: SP2263990725

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Source: English Heritage

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