The Old Almshouse
- 20 Aug 2000
- The Old Almshouse, Castlemorton, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR13 6BE
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
CASTLEMORTON CP - SO 73 NE 4/39 The Old Almshouse 25-3.68 - II
House, previously almshouses. Possibly C15 with late C16 additions.
Restored early 1960s. Timber-framing and brick with tile roof. Two storeys.
South front has cross-wing at left with exposed framing. On the ground floor are two windows. Between the tie-beam and collar are a further two windows, with V-struts above the collar. To the right is the main range, on the site of the hall, which has been re-fronted with brick. On the ground floor it has four windows. On the first floor are three. A C20 open porch covers the door and the window to its right. Chimneys to right of cross-wing and on right-hand gable. At the rear are three gables. The right-hand one is the rear wall of the cross-wing and is framed in square panels with V-struts above the collar. The two others are probably also late C16 additions; the left-hand one is cased in brick, the middle one has framing similar to that of the cross-wing. Interior: hall has inglenook and inserted ceiling with chamfered beams. Framing of rear wall of hall exposed, with large curved braces. The two end cruck trusses and central jointed cruck are said to be visible on the first floor. (Charles, FWB: Medieval Cruck Building and its Derivatives, p 47, fig 10).
Listing NGR: SO7893737490
© Mr D Pagett. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Pagett, D
Rights Holder: Pagett, D
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