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Eye Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Leighton and Eaton Constantine, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6423 / 52°38'32"N

Longitude: -2.5892 / 2°35'21"W

OS Eastings: 360226

OS Northings: 305108

OS Grid: SJ602051

Mapcode National: GBR BR.6M7W

Mapcode Global: WH9D7.6V98

Entry Name: Eye Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 May 1972

Last Amended: 24 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175542

English Heritage Legacy ID: 258859

Location: Leighton and Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Leighton and Eaton Constantine

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Leighton-under-Wrekin St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

LEIGHTON AND EATON B4380 (south side)
SJ 60 NW
2/76 Eye Farmhouse (Previously
listed as "Eye Farm")
Farmhouse, now house. Probably C14 or C15, re-modelled late C16 with later
additions and alterations. Timber framed with plaster infill on brick
plinth, plain tile roof. Original plan probably a single-bay open hall
with smoke bay, service bay to south and solar to north; converted to lobby-
entry plan, first floor and attic inserted and re-roofed in late C16. 2 storey
and gable-lit attic; framing: irregular square and rectangular panels,
15 across and 2 from girding beam to wall-plate, short straight tension
braces; close-set vertical posts below with long straight tension
braces, V-struts from collars to gable ends; irregular fenestration,
late C20 casements on each floor to left and right of C17 nail-studded
door to left of centre, 4 late C20 raking eaves dormers in roof slope
to rear; prominent red brick ridge stack with twin diagonal shafts
immediately above doorway and another (C19 in imitation) in roof slope
in front to right; another plank and muntin door to rear. Late C19
painted brick addition set back to left. Interior: substantially
restored late C20; timber frame exposed throughout (square panels
and close-set vertical posts); deep-chamfered cross beam ceiling with
heavy joists and ogee stops in main ground-floor room (former hall)
to right of ridge stack; inglenook fireplaces with chamfered wooden
lintels; infilled Tudor-arch doorway on ground floor between former
hall and solar and 2 on first floor at junction between left-hand
truss of hall and chimney bay; late C16 Queen-strut roof in 5 bays
with double purlins and straight windbraces; jowled wall-posts of
chimney bay cut through to allow insertion of attic.

Listing NGR: SJ6022605108

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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