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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: 1383677



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: 15-Mar-1974

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 484109

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SO57NW MIDDLETON 482-1/5/92 Brook House 15/03/74


Farmhouse, now farmhouse and house. Late C16 with early C18 extensions. MATERIALS: painted timber-frame on stone rubble plinth, brick on low brick plinth and with storey bands. Plain-tile roof, with C19 ornamental bargeboards and finials. 2 central ridge stacks, one stone with 3 brick star-shaped shafts linked with C18 cap, one plain brick. Projecting rendered stack with brick shaft to outshut to south. Integral C19 brick eaves stack to north. PLAN: H-shaped plan comprising 3-bay C16 framed range with 3-bay cross wing and 2-storey gabled outshut, and 2-bay brick C18 end extension range with C18 cross wing. The house occupies the framed cross wing with the farmhouse occupying the remainder. EXTERIOR: 2-storey, attic and cellar. North-east front has centre of main range split between framed range to left and brick range to right flanked by the respective cross wing gable-ends. 3 framed bays to left of square-framing 3 panels high underbuilt with C18 brick and masked to left by C19 tile-roofed brick lean-to housing the front door of the house. 2-light leaded casement over multi-pane ground-floor casement. Cross wing gable to far left of square framing 3 per storey with jettied ovolo-moulded bressumer and tension braces at each floor. End roof truss of high collar, twin raking struts, vertical struts with middle rails framing 3-light casement, straight ovolo-moulded tie beam. 3-light casement at first and ground floors, with the latter set on C16 cyma-moulded projecting sill set on carved console brackets. To right is C18 brick 2-storey 2-window range of 6/6 restored sashes, with one brick-blocked at ground floor. Cross wing gable at far right has two 6/6 sashes at first floor over two 2-light casements at ground floor and one C18 casement at attic level. Sashes with moulded cases, no sills, and brick arches throughout. Left return side (south-east): square framing 3 high per storey with 3-light casement over C20 French windows in framed original window positions. Right return side: farmhouse entrance door under hipped tiled canopy with lean-to masking ground floor to right. Rear to south-west: cross wing gable-end framing mirrors the front frame with rendered end truss and C19 sash at first-floor level. 3-bay framing to main range with square framing 3 per floor with 3-light casement at both floors in middle bay with canopied boarded door to left, right-hand bay masked by 2-storey outshut with square framing, twin raking-strut truss and 2-light casements. To left is C18 brick 2-storey 2-window range of sashes, 6/6 C18 at first floor and 8/8 and 6/6 at ground floor. Cross wing gable at far left has two 8/8 sashes at first floor, one reset, with 2-light C18 attic casement and C20 ground-floor door and window. INTERIOR: framed cross wing has deep-chamfered bridging and cross bridging beams, and ovolo-moulded posts at ground and first floor, square-framed cross partition, 3 boarded creased doors with moulded ledges, 3-bay single trenched-purlin roof with one open and one closed internal trusses with high collar, raking struts, and posts. Main range framed bays have deep-chamfered posts and beams, some ovolo-moulded, double trenched-purlin roof with 3 trusses: 2 open with high collar and vertical struts, one closed with struts with middle rails. C18 range has C17 dog-leg staircase remodelled C18, complete C18 panelled room at first floor, double trenched-purlin roof with truss of high collar and raking struts, all members chamfered. C18 cross wing has double trenched-purlin roof with 2 trusses of shouldered principals forming upper crucks with cruck spurs and high collar with low-level raking struts.

Listing NGR: SO5413477600

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National Grid Reference: SO 54134 77600


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