Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1054195

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1952



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District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Whittington

National Grid Reference: SJ 32783 30967


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WHITTINGTON C.P. STATION ROAD (south side) SJ 33 SW 5/139 The Big House 19.1.52 II Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1631 with later additions and alterations, restored and extended 1924. Timber framed with rendered infill and planted timber frame in imitation; slate roofs with lozenge-shaped patterns to hall range and cross-wing. Hall range of 2 framed bays with gabled cross-wing projecting to left; full-height gabled range (1924) projecting to right forming present H-plan. One storey and attic. Framing: close-set vertical posts with middle rail to cross-wing, which is jettied to first floor and attic with carved corner brackets. Similar framing to porch and gabled full dormer to right of hall range, latter with billet moulding to bressumer. Gable of porch has king strut and herringbone braces; planted cusped lozenges to gables of cross-wing and dormer, which like porch, have C20 pointed finials. Ground floor of hall range is rendered. C20 latticed casements throughout, one of 3 lights on each floor to cross-wing with small 2-light flanking mullion windows to ground floor; one of 2 lights to first floor of porch and one of 3 lights to dormer with segmental-headed 3-light window below. Porch has inner nail-studded plank door with pointed strap hinges. Red brick ridge stack directly above with dentilled capping and similar integral end stack to left. Initials and date "ILL 1631" in raised lettering to bressumer of dormer and repeated in C20 lettering to tie beam of cross-wing. Gabled timber framed dormer in roof slope to rear on right. Planted timber frame 2-storey gabled addition to right has 4-light latticed casement on each floor and contem- porary red brick ridge stack. Initials and date "HI 1924" in raised lettering to tie beam. Interior. Much altered in C20 but hall range has 2 chamfered spine beams with flat heavy joists in room to right of massive stack, which has richly moulded overmantel to infilled inglenook fireplace. Short jowled wall posts apparently supporting ceiling and said not to continue through to first floor. Chamfered ceiling beams and flat heavy joists to cross- wing. Inspection of first floor not possible at time of resurvey (June 1986).

Listing NGR: SJ3278330967


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Legacy System number: 255855

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