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Derelict Pair of Cottages About 160 Metres East North East of Lower House Farmhouse

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

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Latitude: 52.0714 / 52°4'17"N

Longitude: -2.8945 / 2°53'40"W

OS Eastings: 338783

OS Northings: 241828

OS Grid: SO387418

Mapcode National: GBR FB.CQN5

Mapcode Global: VH783.S64D

Entry Name: Derelict Pair of Cottages About 160 Metres East North East of Lower House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 2 August 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355168

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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Listing Text


SO 34 SE

Derelict pair of cottages
about 160 metres E NE
of Lower House

- II

House subdivided into 2 cottages. Circa late C15 early C16,
hall floored in circa late C16 or early C17 and subdivided
into 2 cottages in C18/19. Timber-framed with wattle-and-daub
panels; weatherboarded and partly rebuilt in stone rubble.
Gable-ended roof clad in corrugated steel sheets.
PLAN: Surviving high end of a medieval hall house, comprising 1
bay of an open hall with parlour and solar to left (N)
separated by closed truss. In circa late C16 or early C17 hall
was floored and in the C18/19 the house was subdivided into 2
cottages, when axial partitions and stairs were inserted and a
stack was built into the west front wall.
EXTERIOR:2 storeys. S front is stone on ground floor and
weatherboarded above and has doorway to left and right. The
rear east has much exposed timber-framing with square panels
infilled with wattle-and-daub and with large tension brace on
right. S end stone ground floor, sheet steel above.
N end is weatherboarded above lean-to outshut. Cruck-trusses
partly exposed in both end gables.
INTERIOR: 2 bays, N bay is solar and parlour, S bay originally
open to roof. 3 full cruck trusses, centre truss closed;
centre and N truss with dovetail lapped collars; hall S truss
with curved braces to higher tenoned collar; trenched diagonal
ridgepiece; chamfered side purlins on backs of cruck blades;
common rafters mostly intact. S bay is smoke-blackened and has
inserted floor with deeply-chamfered axial beam with straight
stops and unchamfered joists. N bay (parlour) has large
chamfered axial joists, closely spaced. Remains of
shoulder-headed doorway in hall-parlour partition. Both rooms
have later axial partitions and staircases and a shared stone
lateral stack on the front west wall.

Listing NGR: SO3878341828

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