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Wellbrook Manor

A Grade I Listed Building in Peterchurch, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0408 / 52°2'26"N

Longitude: -2.9478 / 2°56'52"W

OS Eastings: 335086

OS Northings: 238469

OS Grid: SO350384

Mapcode National: GBR F8.FPF6

Mapcode Global: VH782.VYGW

Entry Name: Wellbrook Manor

Listing Date: 29 September 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1099488

English Heritage Legacy ID: 153776

Location: Peterchurch, County of Herefordshire, HR2

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Peterchurch

Built-Up Area: Peterchurch

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Peterchurch

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


10/154 Wellbrook Manor


Farmhouse. Second half C14, altered late C16, restored in 1920's. Timber-
frame with wattle-and-daub infill, externally mostly replaced by rendered
rubble, stone slate roof. T-plan, formerly H-plan open hall house, service
wing removed and cross-passage filled by late C16 chimney stack, hall of
2 bays and cross-passage, solar wing of at least 3 framed bays, with C14
stone chimney stack on north-east wall; 1920's extensions to rear (north-
west). South-east front: one storey with attics, gabled solar wing projects
to right, hall range to left, entrance through porch in angle with lean-to
roof. Attic lit by two 1920's gabled dormers; 3-light casement to left of
entrance; solar wing has a 3-light casement above a 4-light casement. The
C14 stack to the solar has an octagonal shaft of ashlar, crenellated top
probably restored. Interior: hall floor inserted in late C16, with brackets
attached to earlier framing, at same time as stack inserted in cross-passage
and removal of service wing. Upstairs shows that there is a spere truss to
south-west of hall, central base cruck truss, dais end truss of aisled con-
struction. The upper roof, above aisle plate level, has 2 raking struts,
cusped to the spere and base cruck. The dais truss has exposed square
framing with cusped angle braces producing quatrefoils and trefoils; ogee
headed door to ground floor; cusped wind braces. The solar wing is difficult
to interpret, with ceiling at level of lower purlin. C14 stack has stone hood
supported on decorative corbels, which have been reset 100 mm back from their
original position, jambs are triangular in plan with fillet to apex. An
extremely good example of a highly decorated hall house, with an original
chimney stack, a rare survival. (RCHM 1, pp 214/5, no 8; Bismanis 1975,
PP 32/37, pl 8; BoE, pp 270/1.)

Listing NGR: SO3508638469

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