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The Old Farmhouse and Dairy

A Grade II Listed Building in Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5836 / 52°35'0"N

Longitude: -2.1485 / 2°8'54"W

OS Eastings: 390037

OS Northings: 298428

OS Grid: SO900984

Mapcode National: GBR 17L.V7

Mapcode Global: WHBFY.ZB26

Plus Code: 9C4VHVM2+CJ

Entry Name: The Old Farmhouse and Dairy

Listing Date: 11 April 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262153

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435698

ID on this website: 101262153

Location: Merridale, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Wolverhampton St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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The Old Farrmhouse and Dairy


House, subdivided. Late Medieval; remodelled circa early C17, extended circa C18 and with C20 alterations. Timber-framed, partly rebuilt and extended in brick, now all rendered. Gable-ended roof: cladding stripped off Truncated axial, lateral and gable-end brick stacks. PLAN: Hall and cross-wing; the cross-wing on the right [north] is late Medieval, its first floor was jettied on three sides and its ground floor divided into two rooms, the larger at the front.
The main range was probably the site of the Medieval hall, rebuilt with two storeys and an attic in circa early C17 probably when the first floor of the cross-wing was rebuilt. In about the C18 the walls of the hall range were rebuilt in brick, a 1-storey and attic 1-bay range was added at the left [south] end and a stair tower was built in the angle of the cross-wing at the rear. The wing behind the cross-wing is probably also C18. In the C20 the cross-wing jetties were underbuilt and three shop fronts were inserted at the front. EXTERIOR: 2 storey and attic and 1 storey and attic. Asynunetrical3-window east front, to right projecting gabled cross-wing, to left l-storey and attic. C20 3-1ight casements and flat-roof dormers. Three C20 shop fronts on ground floor. At the rear gabled cross-wing on left, gabled stair tower in the angle and lower gable-ended wing projecting from cross-wing. INTERIOR: Cross-wing: timber-frame
partition wall; front and back rooms have dragon beams, chamfered axial and cross-beams with step stops and unchamfered joists; chambers above have chamfered cross-beams and unchamfered joists. Main south range: former hall has chamfered axial beam with ogee stops and unchamfered joists; hall chamber above also has chamfered axial beam with ogee stops; exposed in attic chamber above large purlins. Rear wing has chamfered cross-beam with waney end and unchamfered joists. HISTORICAL NOTE: It was the home of the de Salfords family and there are references to the de Salfords of Merridale from the early C14. SOURCES:
Mander, G.P. History of Wolverhampton to Early Nineteenth Century. West Midlands SMR. RCHME report no.93353.

Listing NGR: SO9155198987

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