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Lower Spoad Farmhouse and Small Farm Adjoining

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.4313 / 52°25'52"N

Longitude: -3.0943 / 3°5'39"W

OS Eastings: 325696

OS Northings: 282046

OS Grid: SO256820

Mapcode National: GBR B2.MWC7

Mapcode Global: VH768.B41Z

Entry Name: Lower Spoad Farmhouse and Small Farm Adjoining

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 5 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054493

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257130

Location: Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire, SY7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Newcastle on Clun

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Newcastle

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 27 NE CLUN C.P. B 4368
(South side)

6/35 Lower Spoad Farmhouse
1.12.51. and small barn adjoining
to North (formerly
listed as Lower Spoad)


Possibly hunting lodge, now farmhouse and small barn. Probably C14 or
C15 with C16 alterations, probably C18 or C19 refacing and probably
mid to late C19 additions. Timber framed, of cruck construction;
rebuilt or refaced and extended in coursed limestone rubble, partly
painted; slate roof. Probably 3 or 4 framed bays with later cross-
wing to left forming L-plan. One storey and attic, 2 storeys, and 2
storeys and attic. Large stone ridge stack off-centre to right;
cross-wing with integral lateral brick stack to left and external stone
end stack at rear. Left-hand gable with 2-light C20 attic casement
and 2 first floor mid-to-late C19 three-light casements; boarded door
with C20 glazed porch between first and second windows from right;
later lean-to addition to left and large barn abutting at right-
angle to right (q.v.). Rear: raised eaves to main range; small barn
to North with vents; stone and slate roofed lean-to to North gable-
end, formed from extended adjoining large barn (q.v.); half-glazed
door with bracketed hood in angle of L. Interior: at least 4 full
cruck trusses, 2 pairs to North visible inside barn; tie-beam and
collar with V-struts, Alcock apex-type B; probably circa 1550
inserted stack and first floor in third framed bay from North,
carved cambered fireplace lintel depicting hunting scene with doe
and stag opposed in centre; pursued by hounds, moulded cross-beam
ceiling with triangular-section joists (not common in the area). The
farmhouse is reputed to have been a former Clun Forest hunting lodge.
The farmhouse, small barn and adjoining large barn (q.v.) form a very
impressive and exceptional group. The house and barn are graded II*
because of their fine cruck structure and the carved fireplace lintel.
B.O.E. p. 217; Arch. Camb. 87 (1932) pp 452-3, Fig. 13; Alcock,
p.96; N.M.R.

Listing NGR: SO2569682046

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