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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: 1383663



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bitterley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Feb-2000

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 484095

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SO57NE Upper Ledwyche Farmhouse and horse 482-1/6/65 engine-house to rear


Farmhouse. C15/C16, with C17 staircase wing and mid C19 refronting and rear wings. Brick, coursed rubble, rendered timber-frame. Plain-tile and slate roofs. Deep eaves and dormer bargeboards to front. Large projecting stone eaves stack to rear with 4 brick shafts, 3 with star-shaped shafts and caps, one C20 rebuild. Stone ridge stack to rear wing with brick shaft. L-shaped plan of main 2-bay core with end extension of cross wing extended in turn with rear wing. Horse engine-house in angle of the 2 wings. EXTERIOR: south-east front is 2-storey and attic, 4-window range of 6/6 sashes flanked with 8/8 sashes, with 3/3 sashes flanked by 4/4 sashes set in brick semi-dormers. Panelled front door to centre left with projecting gabled open porch. All windows with cambered brick lintels and stone sills. Brick attic-floor projecting storey band. Left-hand gable return: stone gable-end with brick-blocked attic window. Remains of timber-framed end truss in gable head indicating brick refronting. Right-hand return: brick gable-end with C20 casement, and ground-floor boarded door. Projecting C19 service wing extension and beyond to right main rear extension range. Rear: rendered range with central tall staircase window. 2-light casement to right, 2-light casements at both floors. To left is projecting stone stack masked by single-storey C19 hipped tiled kitchen extension. To far left is advanced cross wing gable-end, masked by projecting rear wing of single-storey and attic, with tiled gabled roof. Rear wing return wall: rubble stone. To right 3-light casement and tiled gabled dormer over, also with 3-light casement. To left plain boarded doors. INTERIOR: main 2-bay core is a C15/C16 former open hall with 2 intermediate open arch-braced hammerbeam trusses per bay. Hammerbeam trusses have cambered collars with twin raking struts over and arched-braces set into swept principals in turn set on hammerbeams. Hammerbeams supported on deep-chamfered swept hammer-braces projecting from deep-chamfered wall posts with chamfer-stop at first-floor level indicating framing for an upper hall. Hall mid-truss is open: cambered tie beam and collar with vertical strut flanked by twin raking struts under collar and twin raking strut over. End truss is close-studded up to straight tie beam with 5 vertical struts to collar and 2 vertical struts over. Double trenched purlin roof with some surviving swept chamfered wind braces. Purlins tenoned into intermediate truss principals. Smoke-blackened rafters survive on the north pitch, the south pitch having been raised in C19. Main members have hollow chamfers with run-out stops. Hammerbeam, wall plate, and mid-truss tie beam have multi-profiled chamfer mouldings. Inserted attic floor has C17 plastered cornice and ceiling roundel. Square framing in first-floor cross partitions. Rear cross wing gable-end truss has cambered tie beam with 8 vertical struts under and 4 over the collar. Vestigial timber framing in rear wing. C19 hipped slate-roofed horse engine-house with rubble walls continuing to create rear courtyard with the arms of the farmhouse.

Listing NGR: SO5538479209

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National Grid Reference: SO 55384 79209


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