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Oldhay Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Michaelchurch Escley, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0373 / 52°2'14"N

Longitude: -3.0078 / 3°0'28"W

OS Eastings: 330963

OS Northings: 238137

OS Grid: SO309381

Mapcode National: GBR F6.FSMJ

Mapcode Global: VH787.T270

Entry Name: Oldhay Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223607

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419362

Location: Michaelchurch Escley, County of Herefordshire, HR2

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Michaelchurch Escley

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Michaelchurch Escley

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 33 NW MICHAELCHURCH ESCLEY CP -

2/40 Oldhay Farmhouse

-

GV II

Former farmhouse. Perhaps C15 - early C16 altered and extended in C17.
Fine coursed rubble stone slate roof. Cruck building (hall ?) with
through-passage, inserted stack and added rubble service bay to right,
end stack to right. One storey and attic; 4 bays. Two 3-light C19 case-
ments to left, one to each bay, late C19 - early C20 raking-top loft opening
to right, above and to left of main entrance a small 3-light oak-framed
diamond-section mullioned window. Entrance right of centre, under gabled
rubble porch, probably C18, now roofed in corrugated iron with longitudinal
stone benches inside, C19 ledged door under sharply pointed 4-centred arch.
To rear of left bay a 3-light mullioned oak window with C17 or C18 leaded
iron casements, fillets on the outside and slots for intermediate mullions.
Rear of second bay from left hand side has C18 ledged door and larger window
formerly of 5 lights with diamond section mullions. C17 rear projection masks
rear of entrance bay and contains in its right end wall under a label a contempor-
ary 4-light diamond-section mullioned oak window divided by king mullion and
a smaller one on each side. Interior: remains of 4 pairs of crucks with block-
ing pieces. Left pair is collar cruck, its interstices infilled with rubble
to form part of left hand gable end. Second pair of crucks from left:
chamfered flat door-head beneath front underside of cruck tie-beam; square-
headed doorway centrally positioned at first floor level above the tie-beam,
the bottom of the doorway cut down into the tie to about a third of the
latter's depth. Second bay from left: 3 longitudinal flush bead moulded C17
floor joists, a design identical to that on a beam abandoned outside which is
inscribed "T S 1654"; the rearmost of the 3 joists is set immediatley in
front of the rear window of this bay and cuts across its head. Fireplace with
massive chamfered stone lintol and cheeks inserted into third bay from left
hard up against remains of one cruck blade that separated the third and fourth
bays; to front of stack the inside of the 3-light window next to the main
entrance is blocked off: presumably it once lit a staircase; through-passage
now blocked by C19 partition containing straight C19 stairs to right of fire-
place and stack, leads into rear extension under opening directly opposite
front entrance and with same type of 4-centred head. Rear extension: half-
truss, half-tie-beam bearing on main rear wall and supporting raking strut
and principal rafter and producint 2 bays. Right hand bay: separated from
third bay bya pair of full cruck blades with central upper door frame on its
tie-beam; a slightly lower floor level than the earlier crucked part; ceiling
joists run from front to back, run-out chamfers, one joist bears on walls above
front door head and rear window head.


Listing NGR: SO3096338137

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

Description

SO 33 NW MICHAELCHURCH ESCLEY CP -

2/40 Oldhay Farmhouse

-

GV II

Former farmhouse. Perhaps C15 - early C16 altered and extended in C17.
Fine coursed rubble stone slate roof. Cruck building (hall ?) with
through-passage, inserted stack and added rubble service bay to right,
end stack to right. One storey and attic; 4 bays. Two 3-light C19 case-
ments to left, one to each bay, late C19 - early C20 raking-top loft opening
to right, above and to left of main entrance a small 3-light oak-framed
diamond-section mullioned window. Entrance right of centre, under gabled
rubble porch, probably C18, now roofed in corrugated iron with longitudinal
stone benches inside, C19 ledged door under sharply pointed 4-centred arch.
To rear of left bay a 3-light mullioned oak window with C17 or C18 leaded
iron casements, fillets on the outside and slots for intermediate mullions.
Rear of second bay from left hand side has C18 ledged door and larger window
formerly of 5 lights with diamond section mullions. C17 rear projection masks
rear of entrance bay and contains in its right end wall under a label a contempor-
ary 4-light diamond-section mullioned oak window divided by king mullion and
a smaller one on each side. Interior: remains of 4 pairs of crucks with block-
ing pieces. Left pair is collar cruck, its interstices infilled with rubble
to form part of left hand gable end. Second pair of crucks from left:
chamfered flat door-head beneath front underside of cruck tie-beam; square-
headed doorway centrally positioned at first floor level above the tie-beam,
the bottom of the doorway cut down into the tie to about a third of the
latter's depth. Second bay from left: 3 longitudinal flush bead moulded C17
floor joists, a design identical to that on a beam abandoned outside which is
inscribed "T S 1654"; the rearmost of the 3 joists is set immediatley in
front of the rear window of this bay and cuts across its head. Fireplace with
massive chamfered stone lintol and cheeks inserted into third bay from left
hard up against remains of one cruck blade that separated the third and fourth
bays; to front of stack the inside of the 3-light window next to the main
entrance is blocked off: presumably it once lit a staircase; through-passage
now blocked by C19 partition containing straight C19 stairs to right of fire-
place and stack, leads into rear extension under opening directly opposite
front entrance and with same type of 4-centred head. Rear extension: half-
truss, half-tie-beam bearing on main rear wall and supporting raking strut
and principal rafter and producint 2 bays. Right hand bay: separated from
third bay bya pair of full cruck blades with central upper door frame on its
tie-beam; a slightly lower floor level than the earlier crucked part; ceiling
joists run from front to back, run-out chamfers, one joist bears on walls above
front door head and rear window head.


Listing NGR: SO3096338137

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