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Latitude: 52.6954 / 52°41'43"N
Longitude: -1.6286 / 1°37'42"W
OS Eastings: 425197
OS Northings: 310924
OS Grid: SK251109
Mapcode National: GBR 5G1.WMB
Mapcode Global: WHCGR.YHNZ
Entry Name: Church Farm
Listing Date: 11 March 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1271795
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473121
Location: Clifton Campville, Lichfield, Staffordshire, B79
Civil Parish: Clifton Campville
Built-Up Area: Clifton Campville
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Clifton Campville St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SK2510 CLIFTON CAMPVILLE CHURCH LANE
1893/11/10014 Church Farm
Farmhouse. Rear range mid C18, front range early C19, both with later C19 and C20 alterations and additions, Red brick, with ashlar and blue brick dressings and plain tile roofs. Front range, 2 storeys plus attics, 2 bays, has first and second floor bands, rebated eaves, and gable stacks rebuilt late C20 in blue brick, Windows are later C19 plain sashes in original segment headed openings. Central wooden doorcase with reeded pilasters and flat hood to beaded 6-panel door. Attic has flat headed blank windows. Left gable has a single ground floor window and a later C19 2-light window to the attic. North gable has a large segment headed plain sash, and slit breathers to the attic, which continue on the rear elevation.
Rear range, 3 storeys, has brick string courses, coped gable and rebuilt ridge stack. South side has to right, traces of patterning in burnt headers. Fenestration to south side and west gable mainly mid C20 in altered flat headed openings. North side has in the return angle a mid C19 single storey lean-to addition, probably a dairy, with a blocked doorway and C19 and C20 casements. The remainder of the north side has scattered fenestration, mainly later C19 casements.
INTERIOR: Staircases re-sited and renewed, mid (20. Front range has in the ground floor rooms a chamfered spine beam, cased in the right room, with cornice, cupboard, elliptical arched recesses and 2-panel doors, all c1800. On the first floor, plain spine beam, hob grate with reeded pine surround, and wardrobe in recess, all early (19. On the second floor, part of a winder stair, c1800, with square newel and stick balusters. Attics have unusually wide door to landing, partition at mid point, and gypsum plaster floors. Exposed single purlin roof with halved and pegged rafters. At the north end, small round arched recesses forming breather slits. One similar opening visible in south gable. Each part contains traces of wooden shelf brackets, and a freestanding cheese rack.
Rear range has on the ground floor a chamfered spine beam, exposed joists, and fireplace bressummer, all mid (18. On the first floor, plain chamfered beams with runout stops, and five 2-panel doors, (18. (18 wooden fire surround with cornice, and (18 cupboard door. At the west end, floor levels have been changed, mid (20. Single purlin roof of reused timber, with ridge board.
HISTORY: the historical importance of this building is the attic cheese room, a rare example of the adaptation of a building to the particular needs of an important local industry.
Listing NGR: SK2519710924
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