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Lower Sweeney Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Oswestry Rural, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8212 / 52°49'16"N

Longitude: -3.0626 / 3°3'45"W

OS Eastings: 328489

OS Northings: 325381

OS Grid: SJ284253

Mapcode National: GBR 73.V6K5

Mapcode Global: WH78Y.XCS1

Entry Name: Lower Sweeney Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255636

Location: Oswestry Rural, Shropshire, SY10

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Oswestry Rural

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Morton St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 22 NE OSWESTRY RURAL C.P. A 483 (west side)

5/160 Lower Sweeney
- Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. Probably c.1840 but possibly on earlier site. Dressed
coursed sandstone blocks with painted ashlar dressings, slate roofs
with coped verges on stone kneelers. H-plan with central hall range
flanked by gabled cross-wings in late C17 vernacular style. 2 storeys,
moulded eaves cornice; 1:2:1 bays, mid-C19 wooden mullioned and transomed
windows with moulded dripstones and metal glazing bars (2 lights to hall
range and 3 to cross-wings), that to upper left in oriel, rectangular
chamfered slit openings to gables; windows to left return (except lower
right) blind and painted in imitation; gabled porch in angle with left
gable has coped verges on stone kneelers, elliptical outer arch with
blank armorial shield above and panelled inner door with latticed
sidelights; yellow brick ridge stacks with 4 attached octagonal shafts
to left and right of hall range and to right gable, which extends to
rear. Interior: parallel unchamfered ceiling beams in ground-floor
rooms; C19 staircase and plank and panelled doors. A prominently
sited house included as an unaltered example of the C19 revival of a
style similar to substantial C17 farmhouses in the region.

Listing NGR: SJ2848925381

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