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Bank Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigland, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 52.9873 / 52°59'14"N

Longitude: -2.7537 / 2°45'13"W

OS Eastings: 349500

OS Northings: 343596

OS Grid: SJ495435

Mapcode National: GBR 7H.HX6S

Mapcode Global: WH89G.N5XP

Entry Name: Bank Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130572

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55638

Location: Wigland, Cheshire West and Chester, SY14

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Wigland

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Malpas St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 44 SE
Bank Farmhouse.

Farmhouse: crosswing (right) of 2 storeys plus attic later C16,
altered; long wing (left) of 2 storeys mid C17 cased C18, extended to
rear C19. Rewindowed late C20. Oak small framing; some wattle and
daub panels; brick nogging and brick casing and rebuilding; grey slate
roofs; that to long wing with raised eaves and reduced pitch,
suggesting former thatch. Right face of cross-wing has narrow panels
with 1 rail to lower storey; jetty at 1st floor with decayed carving
to face of ovolo bressummer with a chevron-carved console at centre
and part of one left; upper storey has rail and chevron panels; a
small-pane casement and an opening, blocked, to a former bowed window
on 2 carved consoles; ovolo bressummer at 2nd floor, on 4
chevron-carved consoles, has face carved with 16-petal flowers and
swags and garlands in diaper pattern; attic has 1 row of panels
between bressummer and wall-plate. Front gable rebuilt in brick to
2nd floor with a small-pane late C20 casement to each storey; attic
gable, partly brick-nogged and partly rebuilt in brick, has small iron
casement with leads removed. Rear gable wall rebuilt in brick to
attic tie-beam has queen-posts above and a window of 4 leaded lights.
Long wing cased in brick probably late C18, extended in brick to rear
C19 and with gable wall rebuilt in brick. C19 porch in corner of
wings has C19 doors, the outer one of 4 reeded flush panels, the inner
one of 4 bolection moulded panels. Of 2 storeys and 3 windows, all
windows in the left wing replaced late C20. Brick dentil course
beneath eaves. 2 ridge chimneys, 1 at junction of wings, the other
between middle and outer rooms of left wing. Rear of left wing has 1
row of light oak-framed brick-nogged panels between roof of C19
outshut and eaves - i.e. also between wall-plate of former
steep-pitched roof and raised eaves of present roof.
Interior: Brick cellars; 2 ovolo beams, not stopped, to lower room of
cross-wing; similar beams, but probably replaced, to upper room; good
inglenook fireplace to lower room, of sandstone with oak bressumer,
has quirked hollow-moulded arris to reveals and beam. In long wing
chamfered oak beams; a plain inglenook in central room and probably
another one (now blocked) back-to-back with it in outer room; 6-panel
oak doors, probably early C18. Stair in left front corner of
cross-wing, probably oak, with winders; replaced stair between
inglenook and front wall in long wing.

Listing NGR: SJ4950043596

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

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