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Clerkenleap Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kempsey, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1583 / 52°9'30"N

Longitude: -2.2147 / 2°12'52"W

OS Eastings: 385411

OS Northings: 251139

OS Grid: SO854511

Mapcode National: GBR 1GJ.QWT

Mapcode Global: VH930.K0KR

Plus Code: 9C4V5Q5P+84

Entry Name: Clerkenleap Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252650

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435687

Location: Kempsey, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR5

County: Worcestershire

Civil Parish: Kempsey

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: The baptist

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Description

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KEMPSEY
SOBSSE A38
1431-0/4/10005 (West side)
Clerkenleap Farmhouse
II

House, formerly a farmhouse. Circa late C16 and C17; remodelled circa 1840. Red
brick in Flemish and English bonds and timber-framed. Plain clay tile roof with
gable ends and gabled at front. Brick gable-end and axial stacks. PLAN: The main
range is a circa 1840 remodelling of a C17 house with a stair-tower to the rear of
the left-hand end; adjoining the back of the stair-tower there is an earlier C17 or
late C16 timber-framed wing, which became the kitchen wing to the 1840 house.
The remodelled front range has a plan with three rooms at the front and a side
entrance porch to an axial corridor behind the three rooms; as well as the earlier
kitchen wing there is a long circa C17/18 outbuilding attached to the back of the
right-hand end. The circa 1840 remodelling is in Tudor style.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and tall attic. Symmetrical 3-bay east front with three gables
with bargeboards and pendants; chamfered brick window openings with C19 3-light
casements with glazing bars, the ground floor with transoms and in projecting bays
to left and right. The left [south] return has C19 gabled brick porch and earlier
wing to left with 5-light casement with cambered brick arch and smaller 4-light
window above. Timber-framing in the gable of the stair-tower at the rear to the
right; on the left a long brick outbuilding wing with timber-framing in gable-end.

INTERIOR: The main front range has chamfered ceiling beams with cyma stops,
C18 joinery including panelled doors and chimneypiece on first floor with eared
architrave; other C19 joinery. Good C17 winder staircase in tower with closed
string, moulded handrail, square newels and symmetrical turned balusters. Exposed
in the attic timber-framed partitions and some re-used panelling. l-bay
timber-framed rear wing has kitchen on ground floor with chamfered ceiling beams
with step-stops and in chamber above exposed storey-posts, tie-beam, queen-struts,
collar and curved windbraces.

NOTE: Clerkenleap was the seat of the Winslows; Edward Winslow sailed in the
Mayflower in 1620 and became Governor of Plymouth Colony. Clerkenleap was
also the birthplace of Treadway Russell Nash [1725-1811], the historian and author of
'Collections for the History of Worcestershire', and editor of Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras'.
SOURCE: Victoria County History.


Listing NGR: SO8541151139

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