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The Cross House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ombersley, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2717 / 52°16'18"N

Longitude: -2.2083 / 2°12'29"W

OS Eastings: 385885

OS Northings: 263747

OS Grid: SO858637

Mapcode National: GBR 1F6.DKC

Mapcode Global: VH92F.N5YB

Entry Name: The Cross House

Listing Date: 29 December 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081147

English Heritage Legacy ID: 147989

Location: Ombersley, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Ombersley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Ombersley

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


4/94 The Cross House


House. C16, altered and extended mid-C19 and mid-C20. Timber-framed,
rendered infill on sandstone and brick base, brick replacement walling
and additions, plain tiled roofs with multi-gabled roofline, barge-
boards with moulded finials, and three groups of star-shaped brick ridge
stacks. Central range of four framed bays, west end bay being narrower
chimney bay, with single bay cross-wing at west gable end of unusual
length, and two-bay cross-wing at east gable end, possibly of earlier
date and with a rebuilt east side elevation and south gable end; during
mid-C19 the central range of the north elevation was doubled in width
and a new multi-gabled entrance elevation added, infilling the space
between the cross-wings. Two storeys and cellar. Framing: retained in
south elevation, mainly three panels from sill to wall-plate, short
straight braces in upper corners and collar-and-tie-beam trusses with
queen struts in cross-wing gable ends; north elevation of east cross-
wing has large swept braces in lower corners. South elevation: gabled
roofline, three large gables and gabled dormer, over chimney bay added
in C19; ground floor has two square bay windows with lean-to tiled roofs
and paired 4-pane sashes, one cross-casement and two 2-light casements,
five gables and gabled dormer all have 2-light casements; entrance beneath
fourth gable from left, has a gabled canopy on shaped brackets, a half-
glazed door and, in the gable is a datestone marked "1537" with a Sun
Assurance fire insurance mark beneath. North entrance elevation: central
range is brick with a skin of decorative timber-framing and has a large
central gabled wing with a very big oriel stair window with tiled weather-
ing; each side of this wing are pairs of small gables, and on the left side
is a large rectangular stair light and a ground and first floor 2-light case-
ment; on the right side is a ground floor cross-casement, two first floor
2-light casements and a lean-to glazed porch with central gable, and, .
within, a planked and battened door with a Tudor-arched head. The cross-
wing gable ends each side of this range, have first floor oriel windows
on shaped brackets. Interior: much altered but contains fine Victorian

Listing NGR: SO8588563747

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

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