Lower House and Lower House Cottage (Former Lower House Farmhouse)


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Lower House and Lower House Cottage, Shrewsbury Road, Westbury, SY5 9QP


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Statutory Address:
Lower House and Lower House Cottage, Shrewsbury Road, Westbury, SY5 9QP

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
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This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 28/06/2019

SJ 3509 18/110

WESTBURY CP SHREWSBURY ROAD (north west side) Lower House and Lower House Cottage (Former Lower House Farmhouse)

(Formerly listed as Former Lower House Farmhouse, previously The Long House, formerly listed as Lower House Farmhouse)


GV II Farmhouse, now houses. Circa 1500 with late C16 and mid C17 additions, C18 cross-wing, and mid to late C19 partial refacing or rebuilding. Timber-framed on painted coursed rubblestone plinth with painted brick nogging; partly refaced or rebuilt in C19 coursed yellow sandstone rubble and red brick; C18 addition in dressed yellow sandstone; plain tile roofs.

One framed bay with smoke bay and mid C17 cross wing of two framed bays to left, projecting at rear; large C18 projecting gabled cross-wing to left too. One storey and attic and two storeys and attic.

Framing: square panels (three from sole-plate to wall-plate) with long straight tension braces. Integral brick end stack to right, external brick end stack at rear of cross wing, and external lateral brick stack to right of C18 cross-wing. Right-hand range: gabled cross-wing to left, central gabled dormer and probably C18 or C19 gabled addition projecting at front to right; three windows, two-light C19 segmental-headed wooden casements, except ground-floor window to left of three lights; central door with six flush panels and gabled porch; brick lean-to addition to right.

Left-hand cross-wing: projecting eaves, and plat band to front at eaves level. 1 x 3 bays; two-light segmental-headed wooden casements; ground floor C19 cross-window to front and first-floor rendered blind window with date stone above (illegible at time of survey - July 1985); left-hand return front with first-floor C20 casements flanking blind window, and central ground-floor straight-headed window with rendered blind window to right. Gabled eaves dormers with two-light wooden casements at rear of main range and C17 cross wing.

INTERIOR: front parlour has chamfered beam with ogee stops; back room has large open fireplace with chamfered lintel; former hall bay and smoke bay to right with chamfered beam and fireplace with chamfered lintel.

Listing NGR: SJ3571109359


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Ryan C, The evolution of the peasant house in Shropshire. Medieval - c.1850. The Parish of Westbury, unpublished thesis (October 1979) Manchester University, p.99.


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 31 May 2005
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