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Latitude: 52.549 / 52°32'56"N
Longitude: -2.4215 / 2°25'17"W
OS Eastings: 371515
OS Northings: 294652
OS Grid: SO715946
Mapcode National: GBR BZ.DDL7
Mapcode Global: VH83H.Z669
Entry Name: Hoards Park Farmhouse
Listing Date: 8 June 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1254340
English Heritage Legacy ID: 437809
Location: Astley Abbotts, Shropshire, WV16
Civil Parish: Astley Abbotts
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Astley Abbotts
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
The following buildings shall be added to the list:-
SO 79 SW ASTLEY ABBOTS B4373
22/10026 Hoards Park Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa early to mid C16; remodelled circa mid to late C17; extended and altered in 1875.
Timber-framed, largely rebuilt in brick of English bond and English garden wall bond, partly
rendered; attic timber-framed with herring-bone pattern panels. Plain clay tile roofs with
stone-coped gable ends and moulded shaped and pierced bargeboards. Huge axial, lateral and
gable-end stacks with multiple brick shafts, some diagonally set. PLAN: Long building on N-S axis.
The original building was timber-framed and at the south end the cross-wing was jettied on three
sides, but it is uncertain whether the main range had an open hall or was two-storeyed, the large
lateral stack on the east side might be original or a later C16 insertion; the N.W. wing was possibly
also timber-framed and has a large gable-end stack. In circa mid to late C17 the timber-frame was
clad in brick, the building was lengthened at the north end with a narrow outshut on the east side
and a long attic storey was added the full length of the building; the attic is open throughout and
without partitions, only interrupted by a large axial stack near the north end; this produced an
unusual composition of tiers of integral lean-tos on the east and west sides and an imposing north
gable end with a large stone mullion window to each storey. In 1875 the N.W. wing was clad in
brick and a further wing was built to the S.E. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. Asymmetrical 1:2:1
bay west front with projecting gable-ended wings to left and right; centre two bays have late C19
3 and 4-light wooden mullion windows, with transoms on ground floor; doorway on right of centre
with late C19 open porch with lean-to roof Timber-framed attic storey set back on roof with small
timber-framed gable on left of centre. At rear [east] two tiers of integral brick lean-tos stepped back
to timber-framed attic storey above, the ground and first floors have 2 and 3-light stone mullion
windows and at the centre there is a very large projecting lateral brick stack with four rebuilt brick
shafts; to the left of stack a late C19 wooden lattice porch and on extreme right the late C19 wing
with shield in gable inscribed "Restored 1875" and with the initials of Foster; left [south] return, 3
bays, centre gabled. The north gable end is unaltered and has ends of lean-tos to left and right, the
right in one tier, the left in two tiers, with stone coping and kneelers; 3-light stone mullion window
on each floor with hoodmoulds, first floor with transom and small blocked single-light window on
the right. INTERIOR. Entrance hall has encaustic tile floor of circa 1875, probably Maws tiles.
Staircase of circa 1875. Room in south cross-wing with roll-and-hollow moulded ceiling beams and
dragon-beam and dado, probably of C17 reused panelling and painted Gothic chimneypiece.
Another room also has Gothic stone chimneypiece. Kitchen, probably site of hall, has very large
blocked fireplace with elliptical arch and round-arched opening to left, now a cupboard but probably
originally a smoking chamber. Washroom, in N.W. wing, has heavy ceiling beams and large open
Listing NGR: SO7151594652
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