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Oldhouse Farmhouse

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

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Latitude: 51.9982 / 51°59'53"N

Longitude: -2.9982 / 2°59'53"W

OS Eastings: 331564

OS Northings: 233771

OS Grid: SO315337

Mapcode National: GBR F6.J8Y0

Mapcode Global: VH78F.Z1BK

Plus Code: 9C3VX2X2+7P

Entry Name: Oldhouse Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223908

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419475

ID on this website: 101223908

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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4/46 Oldhouse Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Probably C17, extended in C18. Thinly coursed rubble, cased
timber-frame, stone slate roof, hipped to left; brick end stack to right
hand side at junction with C18 granary extension. Roughly north-west/
south-east alignment, 2 timber-framed cells with dairy extension to left
and granary extension to right both in rubble; former gable access masked
by granary; the whole front forms an elongated hill farm when put in context
with adjoining barn and cow house (qv) to north-west. Two storeys., 3 windows
under segmental heads: small C19 light to left, 4-pane C19 casement to its
right, two 16-pane C20 casements right of ledged C20 entrance door, granary
has tallet stairs at gable end. Interior: stone flagged floors, stop-
chamfers to main ceiling beams, 2 principal rooms divided by a partition,
perhaps plank and muntin with 4-centred arch headed opening. Two further
4-centred heads: one to former gable access with adjacent draw-bolt slots,
to right of fireplace; to its left, another leading to newel stairs. Attached
to the large wooden lintol of the fireplace is a hinged, probably C18, board
to act as a smoke deflector. Weather timber-framing between 2-cell part and
former dairy. Newel stairs: rubble treads, small light to rear elevation,
roofed by series of thin corbelled stones. On the first storey is a 2-
centred head through timber-framed partition between 2 cells. Roof structure
has wind braces, A-frame truss to centre of 2 cells, but next truss to west
formerly an exposed decorative gable end has pegged saltire-cross rising
from collar to upper purlin level. "1720" carved on inner side of lintol at
head of granary steps.

Listing NGR: SO3156433771

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