Tookeys Farmhouse

15 Jun 2002
Tookeys Farmhouse, Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6PS
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REDDITCH B ASTWOOD BANK SP 06 SW 4/5 Tookeys Farmhouse


- II*

Farmhouse, now house. Probably C16 with mid-C18, mid-C19 and mid-C20 alterations and additions. Timber-framed with painted brick and rendered infill on sandstone base, brick replacement walling, refacing and additions; plain tiled roofs. Hall and cross-wing plan; main part of three framed bays aligned east/west with single-bay north wing to central bay and external sand- stone chimney with three star-shaped stacks to north of west bay. Intersecting cross-wing of two framed bays at east end (lower in height and partly refaced) with external chimney and three very tall star-shaped stacks at centre of east elevation. This chimney is enclosed by a two-bay brick addition with an east end stack forming a lobby-entry plan. Two storeys, attic and cellar; partly with dentilled eaves cornice. Framing: main part has two rows of close- set studding at first floor level and some decorative herringbone panels; attic storey is jettied on a moulded bressummer at west gable end; north wing has a row of close-set studding at ground floor level with long straight braces across lower corners and herringbone panelling at first floor level; north gable end of cross-wing has three panels from sill to wall-plate and short straight braces across upper corners; collar and tie-beam trusses, mainly with two collars and struts throughout; west end truss has a concave V-strut in the apex and north wing truss has decorative concave lozenge panels. South front elevation: main part to left has a C20 multi-paned door with a cambered head and a C20 lean-to with a canted bay window; cross-wing gable-end has a ground and first floor 3- light casement with a cambered head; brick addition to right has a ground and first floor casement (ground floor one has a cambered head) and a C20 gabled timber-framed porch with brick infill and two leaded lights in front and side elevations. Interior: ground floor of main part has an elaborate early C17 plaster ceiling decorated with fruit, flowers, vine scrolls and winged putti heads; also some contemporary oak panelling. Behind lean-to addition to south elevation survives two ovolo-mullioned windows (3-light on ground floor and 4- light on first floor). The north wing gable apex contains a plaster fleur-de- lys. The house is said to be built on the site of King John's Hunting Lodge (which was originally moated) and became the home of the Tookey Family in the late medieval period.

Listing NGR: SP0401961842


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Brick, Render, Sandstone, Tile, Timber, Medieval Moat, Domestic, Water Supply And Drainage, Hunting Lodge, Recreational, Hunting Site, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farmhouse, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Cross Wing House, Monument <By Form>, Hall House, Jettied House, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House