Description: The Poplars
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335744
OS Grid Reference: SK4580588968
OS Grid Coordinates: 445805, 388968
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3956, -1.3126
SK48NE WHISTON UPPER WHISTON
Upper Whiston Lane
(off west side)
8/108 The Poplars
House. Part of core late C15 or C16, rebuilt early C17 (said to have 1612
date plaque now covered over), extensive C19 and C20 alterations. Some internal
timber-framing; roughcast sandstone walling, Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys,
5 windows to 1st floor. Entrance front: part-glazed door to left bay with sash
window to its left and casement over. Other bays with irregular C19 and C20
fenestration including small window opposite ridge stack possibly the vestige of
a fire window. Bay 1 has external end stack to left, higher eaves and hipped roof.
Main range has rendered end stack to right and rendered ridge stack. Left return:
massive external stack to right with offsets and rebuilt brick shaft; small external
stack of later date to left.
Interior: main range has chamfered spine beam now incomplete. Central stack has
back to back fireplaces one with early ashlar surround with shaped panels in rebate
above lintel. Roof space with 5, collared, principal-rafter trusses, double purlins
and evidence of former firehood louvre on north side of ridge stack (Ryder). Taller
end bay is structurally a 2-bay cross-wing. Massive slab ceiling joists on soffit-
morticed beam. In lst-floor front room: exposed cambered tie beam with head of one
wall post. Side wall stud partition divides end bay from main range. Tudor-arched
fireplace backs onto external stack. Wall posts said to remain in some corners of
P. F. Ryder, notes in County Ancient Monuments and Sites Record, Sheffield,
primary index No 1505.
Listing NGR: SK4580588968
Source: English Heritage
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