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Lower Buttersend Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartpury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9283 / 51°55'42"N

Longitude: -2.3338 / 2°20'1"W

OS Eastings: 377141

OS Northings: 225588

OS Grid: SO771255

Mapcode National: GBR 0HY.4RD

Mapcode Global: VH93X.HSKL

Entry Name: Lower Buttersend Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 125574

Location: Hartpury, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL19

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Hartpury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hartpury St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


4/42 Lower Buttersend Farmhouse


Farmhouse; C16, 17, 19, early C20; timber-framed, random rubble
stone with ashlar to openings to cross wing, red brick to main wing
front, English garden wall bond, end section main wing English bond
brickwork, on stone plinth; stone slate roof to front main block,
otherwise tiled. Main block and cross wing, porch in angle, leanto
to rear; 2 storeys. Cross wing gable on right, continuous with
porch gable. Plain plinth: double-chamfered flat-headed doorway on
left, French doors: to right tall 3-light mullioned window,
reserved hollow chamfer. First floor 2-light mullioned window to
porch, 3 to cross wing, flat head, hollow chamfer. Windows offset
slightly towards middle. In gables recessed chamfered lancet to
porch, single-light window to cross wing. Parapet gables with
cross-gablet apices. Plain brick chimney with irregular plan in
centre cross wing; large brick chimney behind porch in main wing,
one diamond-set flue. Main wing door blocked to form small window,
wide window to right, smaller to left, mid C20 casements, all with
segmental, brick-on-end arches with stone keystones. To left late
C20 door and porch. Vertical joint on left in brickwork. First
floor 3-light timber window on right, iron opening lights, 2-light
to left. Brick chimney in centre of block, to rear. On back
projecting single-bay timber-framed wing, 3-panel high, brick
nogged, straight brace to wallplate.
Internally, heavy timber doorframe, double chamfer, 3-centered head
inside porch. Heavy chamfers to ceiling beams in ground-floor main
block: solid-tread stairs down to cellar under left end. Back wall
main block timber-framed. First floor 3 narrow sections of
probably early C17 wallpainting in back part of cross wing, near
ceiling level, one over window, one over former fireplace. Muted
red, yellow and greys used scrolls with traces of lettering. In
main wing exposed ceiling joists with slight chamfer in one room,
ceiling quartered by beams in next; solid-tread stairs to loft.
Roof trusses all tie-beam, collar and angle strut with 2 pairs butt
purlins; square ridge member and slight, thin wind braces to main
wing from open trusses, no ridge and curved braces to cross wing.
Main wing 5 bays, excluding chimney, one closed truss, 4 bays to
cross wing. Porch roof timbers mid-late C19. Appears to have been
timber-framed house, with cross wing added or rebuilt in stone in
early C17; front wall main block rebuilt late C19 or early C20 in
brick. (Letter from Gloucester City Museum on wallpaintings.)

Listing NGR: SO7714125588

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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