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Astwood Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Redditch, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2551 / 52°15'18"N

Longitude: -1.954 / 1°57'14"W

OS Eastings: 403237

OS Northings: 261882

OS Grid: SP032618

Mapcode National: GBR 3JC.QS5

Mapcode Global: VHB01.2LV3

Plus Code: 9C4W724W+2C

Entry Name: Astwood Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 April 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 156484

Location: Redditch, Worcestershire, B96

County: Worcestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Astwood Bank and Feckenham

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Astwood Bank St Matthias and St George

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Description

REDDITCH B ASTWOOD LANE (south side)
SP 06 SW
4/9 Astwood Farmhouse

10.4.54

II


Farmhouse. C17 with mid-C19 and mid-C20 alterations. Timber-framed with
painted brick infill and machine-tiled roofs. H-plan; main part of three
framed bays aligned east/west; central bay occupied by large chimney with
brick ridge stack and forming lobby-entry plan; two intersecting cross-wings
both of two framed bays at gable ends. Part two storeys, part single storey
and attic with dormers. Framing: three and four panels from sill to wall-
plate; short straight braces in some upper corners; collar and tie-beam trusses
with struts and V-strut in apex. North entrance elevation: main part has a
hipped-roofed bay window addition to left, two gabled dormers with 3-light
casements and a central entrance with gabled canopy on brackets and a C20
door; service wing gable end to left has two ground floor 3-light casements
and an attic light; cross-wing gable end at upper west end has a 2-light
ground floor casement and a 3-light first floor casement. Interior: back-
to-back fireplaces; space to south of chimney said to have once been a
priests hole. The house is believed to have once belonged to an eminent
Roman Catholic family with probable connections with the Gunpowder Plot
conspirators.


Listing NGR: SP0323761882

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