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Upper Blackhill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Craswall, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 51.9853 / 51°59'7"N

Longitude: -3.0272 / 3°1'37"W

OS Eastings: 329553

OS Northings: 232373

OS Grid: SO295323

Mapcode National: GBR F5.K1QF

Mapcode Global: VH78F.GCZD

Entry Name: Upper Blackhill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 October 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355420

Location: Craswall, County of Herefordshire, HR2

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Craswall

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Craswall

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:


1059/2/10001 Upper Blackhill

- II

Longhouse. Probably C16 or early C17, remodelled and extended in
circa late C17 or C18 and altered in C19. Old red sandstone
coursed rubble, limewashed at front. Sandstone tile roof with
gabled ends, extensions clad in corrugated iron sheets. Stone
rubble gable end stack with rebuilt brick shaft. Plan: Original
longhouse built down hill, its lower right-hand (S.E.) end is the
byre, the house part to left built into hillside. Remodelled and
reroofed circa late C17 or C18, putative through passage enlarged
with wider full-height doorways at front and back, the house part
consequently reduced, with a separate direct entry at the front
and a gable end stack. Byres at either end and outshut on front
of original byre were probably added at same time (circa late
C17-C18). Internal arrangement of the house part with a small
unheated room and staircase partitioned off at the back and
chambers above might be C19 alterations. EXTERIOR: 2 storey house
left, single storey byre right. Asymmetrical SW front. On left
2 small casements with doorway between and casement above to
left; 'through passage' doorway to right and to right of that the
roof is carried down over outshut as catslide. On right (S.E.)
end added byre with lower roof and 2 doorways, left blocked; at
left (NW) end another outbuilding added on higher ground level.
At rear (N.E.) wide doorway at centre, small casement to right
and C20 outbuilding attached to left concealing 2 ventilation
slits. INTERIOR: In lower gable end of byre truncated blade of
cruck truss embedded in front corner. Complete C17/18 5-bay roof
structure survives with 4 large tie-beam and queen-strut trusses
with mortice and tenoned joints, diagonal trenched ridgepiece and
2 tiers of trenched purlins; common rafters and battens intact.
A remarkable feature is the low screen on low side of former
through-passage, its heavy wooden frame rebated for slate panels
which remain intact. 2 splayed ventilation slits in rear wall of
original byre and small doorway in lower end wall. Stone flag
floor in widened through-passage, in house and possibly in byre.
C19 range in house with pot-hanger.

Listing NGR: SO2955332373

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