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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 43599 98578



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


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


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: 03 Sep 1999
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