Reaside Manor Farmhouse, Cleobury Mortimer
Description: Reaside Manor Farmhouse
Date Listed: 12 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 483853
OS Grid Reference: SO6747374136
OS Grid Coordinates: 367473, 274136
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3643, -2.4791
Location: Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire DY14 8QT
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SO67SE Reaside Manor Farmhouse
Manor house, then farmhouse, now house. Late C16 to early C17.
Stone rubble with ashlar stone string course at first floor.
Plain old-tiled roof. Projecting rubble stone stacks each side
and rear with diagonal brick shafts with spurs and caps. H
plan consisting of 4 bays of main range with 3-bay cross
EXTERIOR: 2 storey with attic and basement. North front with
gabled porch wing on left hand side, containing pointed arched
opening with ovolo-moulded chamfer and stepped hoodmould,
quartered armorial panel enriched with devices and initials 'I
T T R ', cross-boarded door with double-ovolo-moulded
doorcase, restored oak 3-light mullion window at attic level.
Restored oak 2-light mullion window at ground level and
basement casement opening, each side of porch gable. Central
range with restored oak mullion and transom window at ground
and first floors with C19 4-light casement at basement.
Staircase gable to right with restored oak mullion windows
with the lower windows having transoms, with inserted C19
panelled door with adjacent casement. Gable to far right with
restored oak mullion windows, the lower windows with transoms.
Right return side: 2-storey and basement, 2 window range with
central projecting stone stack, all windows blocked with
rubble stone except first-floor right 3-light casement and 2
basement mullion windows. Left return side: 2-storey and
basement, 2-window range with central partly projecting stone
stack corbelled out from first floor and rising to central
gable. All windows blocked with rubble stone except front
porch gable windows and 3-light casement at centre left.
Rear: gabled porch wing on right hand side, containing
round-arched opening, steps down to boarded door in moulded
oak frame. C19 casements to first and ground floor with
restored oak mullion window at attic. Central 2-storey and
basement range divided by central projecting stone stack with
2 C19 casements to left and one to right, with casement each
side at basement level. Gable to left with restored oak
mullion windows, with the lower windows having transoms,
dovecote holes in stonework at each lower verge of gable.
INTERIOR: ground floor with great hall to east fitted with C17
oak panelling with C18 panelled cupboards inset at blocked
window positions, bridging beams with ogee chamfer stops,
large fireplace with chamfered oak mantel beam. Central C17
oak open-well staircase rising through 3 storeys, with square
tapering balusters, carved handrail and closed string, and
open-work newel finials and pendant stops. Dining room
(parlour) to west: C17 oak panelling with dentilled cornice,
enriched strapwork upper wall plaster and ceiling between
moulded beams, large fireplace with swept mantel with ogee
chamfer stops, carved overmantel and pilasters.
First floor: large west bedroom has C17 oak panelling with
moulded plastered beams, upper wall plaster features cast
medallions with mythical beasts. Other rooms with creased
boarded doors and bridging beams with ogee chamfer-stops.
Attic: east bedroom with stone arched bread oven adjacent to
small fireplace. Single trenched purlin roofs of 4 bays with
3-bay cross wing to west, trusses with straight and cambered
tie beams, vertical struts, and high collar with twin raking
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Shropshire:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex: 1958-: 235).
Listing NGR: SO6747374136
Source: English Heritage
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