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Upper House

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston on Wye, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0699 / 52°4'11"N

Longitude: -2.8994 / 2°53'57"W

OS Eastings: 338446

OS Northings: 241664

OS Grid: SO384416

Mapcode National: GBR FB.CPG3

Mapcode Global: VH783.P7KJ

Plus Code: 9C4V3492+X6

Entry Name: Upper House

Listing Date: 23 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150020

Location: Preston on Wye, County of Herefordshire, HR2

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Preston on Wye

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Preston on Wye

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Upper House


House. C14, with some C17 alterations, clad in stone in C18, with some
early C19 and late C20 alterations. Timber-frame clad in stone, mostly
roughcast, with a slate roof. H-plan with hall aligned north/south.
Screens passage to north end of hall, wing beyond rebuilt C17, spere truss
in lower of two bays. Solar cross-wing contains remnants of C14 work.
East front: the left-hand cross-wing is flush, the other projects. Cross-
wings of two storeys with one window, to the left a 16-pane sash, to the
right a C20 top-hung casement. Hall range of one storey with attic lit by
two gabled dormers. Two 16-pane sashes on ground floor. Entrance to left
of centre has a gabled C19 porch with half-glazed door. Interior not
inspected. Reported to contain a base cruck in the centre of the hall
with tenoned arcade plate. The upper roof is of simple construction with
a collar above the cambered tie-beam. The spere truss is of aisled form
with arch braces to the tie-beam. A relatively plain example of this type
of hall. (Bismaris, M R: "A Base-Cruck Hall at Preston-on-Wye, Hereford-
shire", Woolhope Club, Vol 41, pt III, 1975, pp 306 - 311).

Listing NGR: SO3844641664

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