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The Old House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alvechurch, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.3514 / 52°21'5"N

Longitude: -1.9612 / 1°57'40"W

OS Eastings: 402739

OS Northings: 272593

OS Grid: SP027725

Mapcode National: GBR 3H6.GZK

Mapcode Global: VH9ZM.Y5K7

Plus Code: 9C4W922Q+HG

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 23 April 1952

Last Amended: 16 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1100224

English Heritage Legacy ID: 156062

Location: Alvechurch, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B48

County: Worcestershire

District: Bromsgrove

Town: Bromsgrove

Civil Parish: Alvechurch

Built-Up Area: Alvechurch

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Alvechurch St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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SP 02 72 ALVECHURCH CP BEAR HILL (north side)

15/8 No 32 (The Old House)
(formerly listed as Ye Olde
23.4.52 House)


House. Early C17 with some mid-C19 and mid-C20 alterations. Timber-frame
with lath-and-plaster and painted brick infill, partly underbuilt in painted
brick, on painted sandstone plinth with tile roof. H-plan, two-bay hall with
baffle-entry against stack at east end, which has two diamond shafts, stair
turret behind; the west cross-wing is of five bays with a stack in the bay
to north of centre which has two shafts of 6-point star plan; east wing of
two bays. South front: two storeys with attic lit by 2-light casement in
gable on hall range; three windows: 4-light casements; ground floor: central
part infilled with lean-to roof; central canted bay window flanked by two
entrances, that to left has Cl7 studded door under segmental head, to right
a C19 door with moulded wooden architrave; to left-hand cross-wing a 4-light
casement, to right a canted oriel. Framing: close-studding with straight
tension braces to each floor, first floor jettied (left-hand cross-wing
underbuilt in brick). The central gable has herringbone bracing below collar,
above is a king-post with fleur-de-lys in relief; left-hand gable has two
collars and a short king-post in shape of a baluster; right-hand gable has
two collars with V-struts in apex. Interior: the roof contains smoke-blackened
timbers re-used from another building. (BoE, p 70 - 71; VCH 3, p 253).

Listing NGR: SP0273572595

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