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Lower Woodcote Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bicton, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6999 / 52°41'59"N

Longitude: -2.813 / 2°48'46"W

OS Eastings: 345159

OS Northings: 311666

OS Grid: SJ451116

Mapcode National: GBR BG.2S6B

Mapcode Global: WH8BS.RDPK

Entry Name: Lower Woodcote Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 January 1952

Last Amended: 27 November 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055154

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259102

Location: Bicton, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Bicton

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shelton and Oxon Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 41 SE
10/41 Lower Woodcote Farmhouse
29.1.52 (formerly listed as Lower


Farmhouse. Mid-to late C16 and mid-C17, with some minor early C19 and
late C20 alterations and additions. Timber framed with plastered infill,
partly underbuilt in brick. Plain tile roofs. Framing: C16 range has
ground floor with closely spaced studs and middle rail, and first floor
with square panels (2 from bressumer to wall plate) with diagonal struts
forming lozenge patterns; C17 range has small square panels (4 from
girding beam to wall plate) with quatrefoils. T-plan. C17 hall range
of 2 or 3 framed bays with projecting gabled C16 cross wing of 3 or 4
framed bays. Hall range of 2 storeys and attic, and 2-storey cross wing.
North-west (entrance) front: brick ridge stack with shafting, off-centre
to left, and large external C17 brick end stack (English bond) to right with
3 diagonally-placed shafts. Two gabled eaves dormers to right with 2-light
wooden casements. Hall range with pair of first-floor wooden cross windows
to right and 2-light wooden casement to left. Early C19 six-panelled door
to left with 3-part Gothic overlight and small gabled porch. One-storey
brick lean-to to right. Cross wing to left with small attic and first-floor
2-light wooden casements and ground-floor 3-light wooden casement with boarded
shutters. Collar and tie-beam truss in gable with queen struts and V-struts.
Left-hand return front of cross wing: jettied first floor (underbuilt to left)
with moulded bressumer. Three first-floor 2-light wooden casements; first-
floor blocked C16 window to right. Ground-floor wooden cross window with
boarded shutters to right, 3-light mullioned and transomed wooden window off-
centre to left and C20 two-light casement to left. C16 nail-studded boarded
door off-centre to right with decorative wrought-iron strap hinges and moulded
panel, straight-sided arched head with carved spandrels, and moulded square
surround. C16 one-storey gabled porch (possibly formerly 2 storeys) with
plain barge boards, entrance with moulded surround, and small later side
window. Early C19 one-storey rendered gabled addition adjoining to left
of porch; segmental-headed 16-pane glazing bar sash to front. Rear of
cross wing has jettied gable with truss consisting of cambered tie-beam,
2 collars, queen struts and V struts. Interior not inspected but known
from photographs (N.M.R.). Fine mid-to late C17 dog-leg oak staircase
rising to attic, with closed string, turned balusters, moulded grip hand-
rail and square newel posts with incised halberd ornament and plumed square-
section finials. Probably reused carved beam at head of stairs with 4
dragons and some illegible lettering. Two panelled rooms. Lower Woodcote
was the Waring family home from the C14 to the end of the C18. H.E. Forrest,
[Some Old Shropshire Houses and their Owners (1924), pp. 111-15; N.M.R.

Listing NGR: SJ4515911666

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