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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1055596



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Smethcott

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Apr-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259625

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3/84 Middle Farmhouse -


Farmhouse. Probably late C16 with C18 and C19 alterations and additions. Red brick, partly rendered, with timber framed core; plain tile roofs. 2 bays aligned approximately north-east/south-west with projecting 2-bay gabled cross-wing to south-west. One storey and attic. South- east front: two C19 gabled semi-dormers to right with C20 two-light wooden casements; rendered ridge stack off-centre to right and rendered external end stack in front of cross-wing to left. 2 ground-floor windows to right [that to right replacing former door (see straight joints)] and C20 two-light wooden casement to each floor of left- hand cross-wing; segmental-headed boarded door off-centre to left. Gabled brick addition in angle at rear (north-west) with external brick end stack. Interior: central ground-floor room has deeply- chamfered cross-beamed ceiling with chamfered joists, and large open fireplace with large chamfered wooden lintel returning to chamfered dressed sandstone reveals, one with surviving broach stop; C18 doors; old winder staircase; much surviving timber framing including posts, cross walls, and roof trusses with purlins; one wind brace with C17 painted black interlacing scrolled design. The house probably occupies the site of the medieval manor house of Betchcott. Included as part of a complete farmstead group (including two timber framed barns) and for its surviving good internal features. Included for group value. V.C.H., Vol. VIII, p.149.

Listing NGR: SO4359998578

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Elmington, C R , The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire, (1989), 149

National Grid Reference: SO 43599 98578


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