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Broomfield Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Somerford Booths, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2 / 53°12'0"N

Longitude: -2.264 / 2°15'50"W

OS Eastings: 382459

OS Northings: 367028

OS Grid: SJ824670

Mapcode National: GBR 00K.BF4

Mapcode Global: WHBBT.6T4N

Entry Name: Broomfield Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56584

Location: Somerford Booths, Cheshire East, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Somerford Booths

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Eaton with Hulme Walfield

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SOMERFORD BOOTHS C.P. GIANTSWOOD LANE
SJ 86 NW
1/110 Broomfield Farmhouse
14.2.67
GV II*

Small country house. Late C17. Red Flemish bond brick and coursed
rubble with ashlar dressings, with a slate roof. Two storeys with
attic. The entrance front is of 6 bays, the five at right
symmetrically disposed but all built at one time. The porch wing is
at right of centre and has a round archway to the ground floor with
brick voussoirs and keystone, above which is a flat hood-mould. To the
first floor is a cross-window with a cambered head of C19 brick. To
either side of the porch and in a sunken area is the basement which
has walling of coursed rubble with ashlar quoins to the corners. The
basement windows have chamfered ashlar surrounds with mullions and are
of two lights save at far left where the window is of single-light
form. Ashlar string-course dividing the basement from the first floor
and others dividing the ground from the first and the first from the
attic floors. These continue around the building and there are ashlar
quoins to the four corners. The ground floor has cross windows at
left and right of the porch with a single-light window to the far
left. The first floor is similar. Ridge chimney stack to left of
centre. The right hand gable end has a massive chimney stack to the
centre with a battered lower body which dies via offset to a
rectangular body with ashlar quoins to the corners. The top courses
and flues are of C19 Ruabon brick with a cogged band. To left of this
stack are a ground and first floor window opening, now blocked, with a
single light basement window with a chamfered ashlar surround.
Interior: Within the porch is a plank door with coffin-nail
decoration and incised strap hinges. The central hallway has a closed
string staircase of 5 flights, that leading to the basement having
elaborately carved and pierced splat balusters and a moulded handrail.
The remaining four flights all have spiral twist balusters and newel
posts with a moulded handrail and moulded facing boards to the treads.
The top landing has splat balusters of waved outline. To the ground
floor at either side of the hallway are 2 sets of double doors each
having 2 bolection-moulded panels and one having a panelled door
surround with Ionic capitals. The ground floor rooms have
ovolo-moulded ceiling beams with ogee end-stops.


Listing NGR: SJ8245967028

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

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