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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: BICTON GROVE FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1366919

Location

BICTON GROVE FARMHOUSE, ISLE LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityBicton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Nov-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259096

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History

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Details

BICTON C.P. ISLE LANE (west side) SJ 41 NE 6/35 Bicton Grove Farmhouse - GV II*

Farmhouse. Circa 1700, refenestrated and extended in the early C19. Red brick with hipped slate roof. Square plan. Two storeys and attic. South-east front: plinth with chamfered stone top and moulded wooden eaves cornice. Pair of brick stacks to return ridges. Pair of hipped dormers with moulded wooden cornices and C20 wooden casements. Two-window front; boxed glazing bar sashes with gauged-brick heads. Central C18 boarded door with beaded oak frame and C20 architrave. Decorative panels to interior, with wrought-iron strap hinges and old lock. Formerly 3 bays (see blocked windows). Late C20 lean-to conservatory in front of door and left- hand window. Left-hand return front with single hipped dormer, pair of first-floor sashes, and ground-floor sash to left. Rear: 2:1 windows; right-hand first-floor window blocked and left-hand ground-floor window altered in the early C19 (see head) and with C20 casement. C18 boarded door (with wrought-iron strap hinges to interior) between first and second windows from right with flat hood on shaped brackets. Early C19 two- storey kitchen wing to north-east. Brick ridge stack; 2-light windows to each floor to left and boarded door to right. Interior: fine fixtures and fittings of c.1700. Entrance hall: raised and fielded dado panelling (wall between hall and left-hand ground-floor room removed). Panelled cupboard to left of fireplace. Round archway into staircase hall with cable-fluted Doric antae, panelled soffit, panelled spandrels and moulded cornice, breaking forward over central keystone. Staircase hall: raised and fielded dado panelling. Unusual and very fine c.1700 oval-well staircase rising to attic with single swept flight to each storey, consisting of closed string, tapered treads, cable-fluted bottle-shaped turned balusters and foot newel, and ramped toad-backed walnut handrail; ramped and fielded dado panelling. The balusters to lower flight are of a more unusual wood (possibly walnut) and the balusters to the upper flight are of oak. Right- hand ground-floor front room: former C18 kitchen. Large elliptical-arched fireplace with staff moulding. Left-hand ground-floor rear room: complete c.1700 fittings (except for fireplace). Oak raised and fielded panelling with shaped heads, fluted Doric pilasters and moulded cornice (breaking forward over pilasters). Cupboard to left of fireplace with raised and fielded panels and shell niche to right of fireplace with shaped shelves. Left-hand bedroom with raised and fielded panelling, dado rail and moulded cornice. Oak doors throughout with raised and fielded panels and panelled reveals. Further first-floor rooms not inspected. The staircase is similar (although more elaborate) to the staircase at Fitz Manor (q.v.), Bomere Heath C.P.,and both were probably made by the same joiner. The striking swept-flight form is unusual in minor houses of this date. This house, although plain for its date, is made particularly special by the survival of its rich c.1700 interior fittings.

Listing NGR: SJ4512315020

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National Grid Reference: SJ 45123 15020

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