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Bunns Croft

A Grade II Listed Building in Eye, Moreton and Ashton, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 52.2733 / 52°16'23"N

Longitude: -2.7296 / 2°43'46"W

OS Eastings: 350311

OS Northings: 264155

OS Grid: SO503641

Mapcode National: GBR BK.YW4N

Mapcode Global: VH84P.M4T4

Plus Code: 9C4V77FC+84

Entry Name: Bunns Croft

Listing Date: 2 September 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489786

Location: Eye, Moreton and Ashton, County of Herefordshire, HR6

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Eye, Moreton and Ashton

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Eye

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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808-1/0/10008 MORETON EYE
02-SEP-02 Bunns Croft


Farmhouse, converted into two cottages in later C19 and now house. C15, remodelled in mid C16 and with later alterations. Timber frame, with brick infill and some wattle and daub; stone rubble to rear; brick external stack to left and to rear.
PLAN: 3-room plan with central hall originally open to roof, flanked by service room to left and inner room to right; early C19 one-bay extension to right.
EXTERIOR: Single storey plus attic. 4-window front. Mid/late C19 plank doors (of oak to left and pine to right) with ornamental bargeboards and finials to mid/late C19 lattice porches. Iron casements, mostly small-paned, with original catches and stays. Two gabled dormers, to left with iron 6-pane casement and to right with late C20 window. Rear elevation has mid/late C19 margin-pane window above earlier 9-pane fixed casement in blocked doorway.
INTERIOR: plank doors with strap hinges and latches. 3 bays made up of 4 pairs of full crucks, there being evidence for C17 remodelling of the exterior frame and associated purlins and wall plate on the rear wall. Roof space above collar not fully inspected, but smoke blackening appears to be confined to central bay. The face of the cruck facing into the central from the left-hand bay is chamfered; this truss has on the ground floor an original timber-frame partition with a stop-chamfered surround to the left-hand doorway (blocked in C17) and chamfered surround to first-floor doorway. Stop-chamfered beams and plain tenoned joists to ground floor of room on left. Central room has two of original four beams from mid C16 coffered ceiling surviving: these have pyramidal stops to central roll and quarter-round mouldings; stop-chamfered bressummer to fireplace in rear corner. Room to right has stop-chamfered beams and stop-chamfered bressummer over fireplace with bread oven.

Early C19 bay to right has plain beam and joists to ground floor, with clear evidence for former circular hatches that took pockets for the storage of dried hops both in this room and the adjoining one to left. It is not known where the hops would have been dried.

HISTORY: a fine example of a cruck-framed dwelling, built to the 3 bays usual in this region.

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