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The Long House

A Grade II Listed Building in Westbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6781 / 52°40'41"N

Longitude: -2.9523 / 2°57'8"W

OS Eastings: 335711

OS Northings: 309357

OS Grid: SJ357093

Mapcode National: GBR B8.47V4

Mapcode Global: WH8BQ.MYB9

Entry Name: The Long House

Listing Date: 20 August 1980

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055200

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259017

Location: Westbury, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Westbury

Built-Up Area: Westbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Westbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

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18/110 Lower House Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now house. Circa 1500 with late C16 and mid-C17 additions,
C18 cross-wing, and mid-to late C19 partial refacing or rebuilding.
Timber framed on painted coursed rubblestone plinth with painted brick
nogging; partly refaced or rebuilt in C19 coursed yellow sandstone
rubble and red brick; C18 addition in dressed yellow sandstone; plain
tile roofs. One framed bay with smoke bay and mid C17 cross-wing of
2 framed bays to left, projecting at rear; large C18 projecting gabled
cross-wing to left too. One storey and attic and 2 storeys and attic.
Framing: square panels (3 from sole-plate to wall-plate) with long
straight tension braces. Integral brick end stack to right, external
brick end stack at rear of cross-wing, and external lateral brick stack
to right of C18 cross-wing. Right-hand range: gabled cross-wing to left,
central gabled dormer and probably C18 or C19 gabled addition projecting
at front to right; 3 windows, 2-light C19 segmental-headed wooden
casements, except ground-floor window to left of 3 lights; central
door with 6 flush panels and gabled porch; brick lean-to addition to
right. Left-hand cross-wing: projecting eaves, and plat band to front
at eaves level. lx 3 bays; 2-light segmental-headed wooden casements;
ground-floor C19 cross-window to front and first-floor rendered blind
window with datestone above (illegible at time of survey - July 1985);
left-hand return front with first-floor C20 casements flanking blind
window, and central ground-floor straight-headed window with rendered
blind window to right. Gabled eaves dormers with 2-light wooden
casements at rear of main range and C17 cross-wing. Interior: front
parlour has chamfered beam with ogee stops; back room has large open
fireplace with chamfered lintel; former hall bay and smoke bay to
right with chamfered beam and fireplace with chamfered lintel. C. Ryan,
The evolution of the peasant house in Shropshire. Medieval - c.1850.
The Parish of Westbury, unpublished thesis (October 1979) Manchester
University, p.99.

Listing NGR: SJ3571109357

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