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Rossall Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bicton, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7331 / 52°43'59"N

Longitude: -2.7919 / 2°47'30"W

OS Eastings: 346626

OS Northings: 315343

OS Grid: SJ466153

Mapcode National: GBR BG.0Z8C

Mapcode Global: WH8BM.2KTL

Entry Name: Rossall Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271484

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454675

Location: Bicton, Shropshire, SY3

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Bicton

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Bicton Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 41 NE; 6/10003

Rossall Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa early-mid C18 with small circa C19 extension at rear. Flemish bond red brick.
Plain tile roof with parapet gable ends, re-clad in concrete tiles at back. Brick stacks projecting
at gable-ends.
PLAN: Front range has central stair hall and two rooms, parlour on left and hall/kitchen on right.
Kitchen in central rear wing forming T-shaped plan. The small rear left wing and the smaller
2-storey block in the rear right-hand angle might be part of the original house, but the outshut
on the gable-ends of the rear wings is a C19 addition.
EXTERIOR: Two storeys and attic. Symmetrical 3-window south west front. Two small C20 canted
bay windows and C20 brick porch at centre on ground floor. Original window openings on first
floor with cambered brick arches and later 3-light mullion-transom casements, the centre of two
lights. Three small gabled dormers above eaves with casements. Fire insurance plaque over first floor
centre window. At rear large gable-ended wing at centre with short gabled wing in left angle and
full-length 2-storey circa C19 wing in right-hand angle with single-storey outshut across the back.
INTERIOR largely intact and complete with much of the original joinery. Right-hand room has
2 large chamfered cross-beams with ogee stops, unchamfered joists and a large fireplace with
replacement timber lintel. Back kitchen has roughly chamfered cross-beams and large fireplace
with chamfered timber lintel with hollow-step stops. Good oak straight staircase rising to attic
with moulded string, moulded handrail and square newels with arris moulding, but without
balusters and with plaster infilling on landing. Another back staircase to attic has simple stick
balustrade. The attic landing has deeply chamfered beams. C18 panelled and plank doors. C18
chimneypieces in all first floor chambers and very small fireplaces in attics without chimneypieces.
Original coupled-rafter roof structures over main range and rear wing.
NOTE: A plaque on the front door records that in 1808 the Prince Regent visited Rossall and
on tasting the cheese made at the farm commanded the tenant to send him a regular supply.

Listing NGR: SJ4662615343

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

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