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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MANOR FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1366906

Location

MANOR FARMHOUSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityWestbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Mar-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259022

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Details

SJ 30 NE WESTBURY C.P. STONEY STRETTON

9/115 Manor Farmhouse -

- II*

Farmhouse. Probably mid-to late C15 with c.1600 and late C19 alterations. Rendered timber frame of cruck construction, partly rebuilt in painted brick; slate roof. Former open hall house, aligned north-east/south-west; former open hall of 2 framed bays with former lower end of one framed bay and projecting solar cross-wing of 2 framed bays at former high end. One storey and attic. South-east front: 2 large gabled eaves dormers with 2-light wooden casements; central brick stack and integral brick end stack to right. 2-light wooden casement to each floor of left-hand cross-wing; hall range with segmental-headed 3-light casement to left and 2 small casements to right; boarded door just to right of stack with gabled porch and boarded door off-centre to right with 2-light wooden casement, both under segmental head; glazed C20 lean-to addition in front to right with door to right. Fire insurances plate in gable of cross-wing. C19 brick lean-to additions at rear. Interior: 3 full cruck trusses with very large blades; chamfered wall-plates; C15 ceiling in end bay has large beam with run-out stops and large plain joists; inserted c.1600 ceiling in centre 2 bays has pairs of chamfered spine beams and chamfered joist, all with ogee stops; c.1600 inserted stack has large open fireplace with chamfered lintel and C17 lozenge-panelled surround with fluted frieze above. The present front door is probably in the same position as the entrance to the C15 hall house which would have led into a screens passage. Graded II* as a well preserved and complete example of a medieval hall house with the usual later inserted floor and stack in the 2 former hall bays. V.C.H., Vol. VIII, p. 304; Alcock, p. 144; C. Ryan, The evolution of the peasant house in Shropshire. Medieval - c.1850. The Parish of Westbury, Unpublished thesis (October 1979), Manchester University, pp. 89-90.

Listing NGR: SJ3820809488

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Ryan, C - Title: The Evolution of the Peasant House in Shropshire Medieval c1850 The Parish of Westbury - Volume: 8 - Page References: 89-90
  2. Article  Reference - Author: Alcock, N W - Title: Cruck Construction An Introduction And Catalogue - Date: 1981 - Journal Title: Council for British Archaeology Research Report - Page References: 144
  3. Book  Reference - Author: Page, W - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire - Date: 1908 - Volume: 8 - Page References: 304

National Grid Reference: SJ 38208 09488

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