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BEAFORD SS 51 NW 7/19 Ramscliffe Farmhouse 1.3.80 GV II

Farmhouse. Probably late C15 or early C16, altered and enlarged probably in the early C17. Rendered cob with half-hipped wheatstraw thatched roof. Rendered lateral stack with later brick top and brick end and axial stacks. Plan and development: Three-room and cross-/through-passage plan, facing south (ground falls to right). Probably formerly with an open hall, possibly open to the roof from end to end. Circa 1500 house consisting of hall with passage and service room to right and probaby with inner room to the left. Early C17 alterations including insertion of first floor in hall (or if house completed infloored in other rooms too), insertion of external lateral stack to front of hall including the full- height square-bay to its left (bay possibly lit former open hall), insertion of external end stack to former service room and probable enlargement of former inner room with end stack. Its possible that the Medieval house had no inner room and that this is an addition of the early C17. Probably mid - C17 one-roomed addition at left-hand end (see lower roof-line) with integral end stack (now truncated). The left-hand one-roomed addition was probably a separate small cottage (see separate entrance and staircase and lack of internal connection with rest of house) and is now used as an outhouse. Two storeys. Exterior: Asymmetrical-fenestrated front with 5 windows to first floor and 3 to ground floor, mostly late C19 and C20 two-light wooden casements. Small unglazed first floor wooden window to left (possibly late C17 or C18). Passage entrance to right of stack with C20 lean-to porch. C19 boarded wooden door to left-hand addition. Small stair window at rear. Interior: Access to most of interior denied. Right-hand ground floor room (present kitchen) has chamfered cross beam with ogee stops. Left-hand ground-floor room (mid C17 addition) has chamfered spine beam, open fireplace with wooden lintel and old staircase in corner. The house forms part of a small farmstead group, including barn (q.v.) and requires a detailed inspection.

Listing NGR: SS5472116376


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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: 11 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02745/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Barbara Hilton. Source Historic England Archive
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