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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: 1366680



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Pontesbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Jul-1971

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259528

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4/224 Brookgate Farmhouse -


- II*

Farmhouse, now derelict. C14 or C15, extended and re-modelled c.1600 with later additions and alterations. Timber framed, partially of cruck construc- tion now largely encased in red brick, plain tile roofs. Originally a 2-bay open hall with a service bay at lower (west) end, floored over c.1600 and with an axial ridge stack inserted at lower end of hall; simultaneously or possibly a little later a 4-bay cross-wing Was added to left and a 2-bay kitchen range to rear on right, forming the present U-plan. 2 storeys and attics; framing: largely obscured by brick casing and plaster, but rear gables are close-studded with V-struts from upper collar to left; projecting left-hand gable to front, which is crow-stepped, has one range of mid-C19 casements with segmental arches; flush right-hand gable also has mid-C19 casements to ground and first floors off-set to left; mid-C19 four-panel door with console bracketed hood in line with axial red brick ridge stack to left and plain 4-panel door to right gable without hood. Interior: timber frame (close studding and square panelling) substantially intact throughout; massive chamfered spine beams to hall range on ground floor with heavy joists and ogee chamfer stops; the front room of the left-hand cross-wing has a cross-beamed ceiling also with ogee chamfered stops and later moulded plaster infill; large stack with infilled inglenook fireplace; cellar beneath rear room of cross-wing; smoke-blackened roof structure visible upstairs and in attic; 3 true cruck trusses with upper and lower collars and Alcock apex type E, the westernmost arch-braced with a cusped spere truss from the collar; the cross-wing has a chamfered double-purlin roof with tie and collar beams and straight windbraces; there is a well in the kitchen and a mid-C19 dairy to rear. A cast-iron fireback dated 1638 with the initials "R.P.E.", for Richard and Elinor Peers, formerly in the house has now been removed. The house is graded II* on account of the completeness of the medieval and later timber frame. V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.255; Alcock (1981), p.144.

Listing NGR: SJ4250906913

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire, (1968), 255
Alcock, N W, 'Council for British Archaeology Research Report' in Cruck Construction An Introduction And Catalogue, (1981), 144

National Grid Reference: SJ 42509 06913


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