Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1055198

Date first listed: 18-Mar-1986



Ordnance survey map of UPPER LAKE FARMHOUSE
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Pontesbury

National Grid Reference: SJ 37129 06838



9/101 Upper Lake Farmhouse -

- II

Farmhouse. Probably C15, partly rebuilt and extended in the mid-C17; mid-to late C19 alterations and mid-C20 refenestration. Timber framed (partly of cruck construction) with rendered and brick infill on coursed sandstone rubble plinth; south-east block mostly pebbledashed; corrugated iron roof to north-west and hipped slate roof to south-east. 2 framed bays of former open hall house to north-west; large partial rebuilding of upper end and L-shaped addition to south-east. One storey and attic with addition of 2 storeys and attic. Framing: irregular wall framing to C15 part; square-panelled framing to C17 part. North-east front; right-hand block: gabled dormer off-centre to left with 2-light C20 metal casement, ground-floor 2-light C20 metal casement off-centre to left and boarded door to left; scotch to central frame post; right-hand return front has exposed full cruck trusses with 2 tie-beams and collar (apex type not noted) - metal casement off-centre to left and boarded door off- centre to right; Left-hand block: brick ridge stack off-centre to right and integral brick end stack to left; 2 gabled dormers with 2-light wooden casements; 2-window front; 3-light C20 metal casements; central door with 4 raised and fielded panels and bracketed hood; partly rendered lean-to addition in front to right; right-hand gable end has exposed framing and collar and tie beam truss with v-struts; 2-window left-hand return front with gabled dormer to left; catslide roof over brick outshut at rear. Interior: the one storey and attic block can be interpreted as one bay of the former open hall plus a short lower bay (now open to the roof); or as 2 bays of the former open hall; central full cruck truss with arch-braced collar, small collar high up, and Alcock apex-type B; pairs of purlins and wind braces. The rest of the interior of the house was not inspected but is known to contain a C17 staircase with splat balusters and a first-floor C17 corner fireplace with a carved overmantel. Upper Lake was a medieval freehold and was held by the Treves family between 1540 and 1681. V.C.H. Vol. VIII, p. 306; Alcock, pp. 96 and 145; C. Ryan, The evolution of the peasant house in Shropshire.Medieval - c. 1850. The Parish of Westbury, Unpublished thesis (October 1979), Manchester University, pp. 92-3.

Listing NGR: SJ3712906838


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 259008

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire, (1908), 306
Ryan, C, The Evolution of the Peasant House in Shropshire Medieval c1850 The Parish of Westbury92-3
Alcock, N W, 'Council for British Archaeology Research Report' in Cruck Construction An Introduction And Catalogue, (1981), 96 & 145

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