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The Old House

A Grade I Listed Building in Hereford, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0565 / 52°3'23"N

Longitude: -2.7149 / 2°42'53"W

OS Eastings: 351081

OS Northings: 240032

OS Grid: SO510400

Mapcode National: GBR FL.DM5K

Mapcode Global: VH85N.WKMV

Plus Code: 9C4V374P+J3

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 10 June 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207754

English Heritage Legacy ID: 372492

ID on this website: 101207754

Location: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Hereford

Built-Up Area: Hereford

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: St Peter with St Owen and St James, Hereford

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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683-1/8/305 (North East side)
10/06/52 The Old House


Shop and dwelling, now museum. c1621. Post-and-pan
timber-frame and plaster; plain tile roof with 3 gables;
central brick stack with pilasters and stone finials.
3 storeys, attic and cellar; 3-window range: 12-light, canted
mullion and transom oriels on figurehead consoles; moulded
bressumer, with smaller oriels over; quarterbraced panels with
mullion lights to gables; enriched barge boards.
Entrance to centre right: porch with studded plank door in
4-centred arch with carved spandrels and moulded case;
enriched barge boards and pendants, on figurehead brackets;
flanked by mullion and transom oriels, and, to left, 10-light
bay window, under pentice roof, on moulded posts. Returned
sides have enriched gables over mullion and transom oriels;
further oriels and decoration to rear.
INTERIOR: C17 staircase to 1st floor, with barley sugar twist
balusters and moulded rail and string; early C19 balusters,
from 1st to 2nd floor. 2nd floor: plank door with decorated
strap hinges; exposed timbers; firegrate; fireback and
bolection moulded fireplace. 1st floor: panelling; stone
4-centred arch fireplace with carved overmantel. Ground floor:
stone fireplace with timber lintel; stone fireplace;
plasterwork ceiling. Formerly part of Butcher's Row: a
remarkable survival.
(Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club: 1988-:
107; RCHME).

Listing NGR: SO5108140032

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