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Lee Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8864 / 52°53'10"N

Longitude: -2.8857 / 2°53'8"W

OS Eastings: 340500

OS Northings: 332466

OS Grid: SJ405324

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.Q7JJ

Mapcode Global: WH89S.NQ23

Plus Code: 9C4VV4P7+GP

Entry Name: Lee Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366570

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260824

Location: Ellesmere Rural, Shropshire, SY12

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ellesmere Rural

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ellesmere St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Lee Farmhouse



Farmhouse, now house. Probably mid-to late C17, extended late C19 with
later additions and alterations. Roughcast timber frame and red brick;
slate roofs. Gable-fronted with gabled ranges to either side of short
central range, left projecting. Two storeys and attic. Left gabled range
has C20 casement to right on first floor and right gabled range has 3-
light casement on each floor, that to ground floor segmental-headed.
Small lean-to with segmental-headed casement to front in angle between
left gabled range and centre range probably formerly a porch. Left
return of left gabled range rebuilt in C18 brick (probably formerly
timber framed). Right wall of right gabled range has four late C19
casements directly below eaves. C19 single-storey painted brick addition
attached to rear. Red brick ridge stack with toothed band to base, three
attached and rebated shafts and moulded capping at junction between left
gabled range and central range. This latter has similar ridge stack
with two shafts. Integral end stack to rear of right gabled range. Slight
change in roof pitch to this range marks junction of C17 and C19 parts.
Roughcast outbuilding attached to right of right gabled range with
pyramidal slate roof and louvred lantern, converted to garage in late C20.

INTERIOR. Front room of right gabled range has deep-chamfered cross-beam
ceiling with ogee stops and chamfered joists with mixture of ogee and
straight-cut stops. Inglenook fireplace with wooden lintel to left wall;
spice cupboard. Similar deep-chamfered ceiling beams with variety of
stops to other ground- and first-floor rooms. C19 pulley to right wall
of back room of right gabled range said to have been used for lifting and
was associated with manufacture of cheese at farmhouse in late C19. Oak
staircase from first floor to attic, which has collar and tie beam roof in
three wide bays to left gabled range and in two bays to right gabled range.

Listing NGR: SJ4050032466

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