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Latitude: 52.3242 / 52°19'27"N
Longitude: -2.7475 / 2°44'51"W
OS Eastings: 349147
OS Northings: 269834
OS Grid: SO491698
Mapcode National: GBR BJ.VQ8B
Mapcode Global: VH849.BVB3
Entry Name: Court House Farmhouse
Listing Date: 11 June 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1349875
English Heritage Legacy ID: 150138
Location: Richards Castle (Hereford), County of Herefordshire, SY8
County: County of Herefordshire
Civil Parish: Richards Castle (Hereford)
Traditional County: Herefordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire
Church of England Parish: Richards Castle
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
RICHARD'S CASTLE CP -
SO 46 NE
3/115 Court House Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C17, refitted late C17 to early C18, with a late C18
extension, and some early C20 alterations. T-plan, cross-wing aligned
north/south, extended to south in C18, other range to west has been
shortened. Stack at junction of two ranges. East front of two storeys
on cellar, C18 extension to left has two 2-light casements, under segmental
heads, and on ground floor a canted bay window. The C17 portion is jettied
and has 3-light casement over two boxed glazing bar sashes, as well as a
gable-lit attic. Entrance in north wall through a C20 lean-to porch.
Framing: the cross-wing jettied on north, east and south, the last obscured
by C18 wing, with moulded bressummer and scroll brackets. The framing is
two rectangular panels high to the ground floor and three square panels high
to first floor. North gable has two collars with nibbed curved braces in
the square panels. Other range of four square panels high with straight
angle braces. Interior: the north-east room has early C18 panelling with
moulded cornice and dado-rail, the fireplace is flanked by fluted pilasters.
The cupboard in the south-west corner is panelled and incorporates some splat-
balusters. The main staircase is rebuilt including some C17 turned balusters.
The north-east room is lined with re-set panelling. The overmantel has a
painted wooden panel of the late C17 to early C18 depicting the nine Muses
and Pegasus on a distant hill. (RCHM, 3, p 173-4, no 5; Parkinson, J and
Ould EA: Old Cottages, Farmhouses and other half-timber buildings in
Shropshire, Herefordshire and Cheshire, 1904, pl 29).
Listing NGR: SO4914769834
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