Lower Shaw Farmhouse

2 Jan 2005
Lower Shaw Farmhouse, Old Shaw Lane, Swindon, Wiltshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

The following buildings shall be added:

SWINDON OLD SHAW LANE SU 18 NW 1/164 Lower Shaw Farmhouse II Farmhouse. Mid C18; C18 or early C19 cheese room addition; altered. Faced in red brick with blue headers in Flemish bond, otherwise rubblestone with brick dressings. Graduated Cotswold stone slate roof with pantiles to addition. 2 storeys with attic. 3-bay main range with 3 short parallel rear wings, the left wing with cheese room extension to rear. Entrance front: central door of 6 flush panels (top 4 glazed) with keystone masked by later gabled porch of red brick with stone, round-arched opening. C20 small-pane wood casement windows of 1 light over door, otherwise 3 lights, all having flat brick arches with key- stones (some now concrete), on ground floor with concrete sills, on 1st floor with tile sills. Half-hipped roof with corniced brick ridge stacks to outer rear wings, that on right with stone diamond dated 17(87?); and another between left-hand wing and extension. Rear: central board door with 4-pane overlight.

On left, C20 flat-roofed infill block (not of special interest) against former yard wall, which has former bread oven at front. Right wing extension has blocked former ground and 1st floor doors, the latter now with window, and ends of purlins visible in gable. Segmental header-brick-arched windows to main range and returns of wing extension. Right return: front range has 2-light attic window with overlapped glass; wing has later sash with glazing bars below wedge lintel. Left return, probably early C20 bay window to front range and 2-light attic window; a window to each floor of wing. INTERIOR: front range has brick-infilled stud partition walls. Old board and panelled doors including board door in rear gable of added cheese room which also has large-scantling chamfered beams with run-out stops. Old floor boards to 1st floor and attic.

Wooden winder stair to attic which has one old metal casement frame with decora- tive catch (in right gable) fand 5 roof trusses with wide-spaced raking queen struts, curved collars, chamfered staggered butt purlins and mostly old rafters.

Listing NGR: SU1146385662


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2185 IOE Records taken by Ben White; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Ben White. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: White, Ben

Rights Holder: White, Ben


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