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Porch House Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Romsley, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.4194 / 52°25'9"N

Longitude: -2.0539 / 2°3'14"W

OS Eastings: 396430

OS Northings: 280152

OS Grid: SO964801

Mapcode National: GBR 2DZ.9K1

Mapcode Global: VH9Z6.CG15

Plus Code: 9C4VCW9W+PC

Entry Name: Porch House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379931

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479377

Location: Hunnington, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B62

County: Worcestershire

Civil Parish: Hunnington

Built-Up Area: Romsley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Halas

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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1649/3/10004 Porch House Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Circa early C18, possibly on site of earlier house; altered circa 1840, and altered again and extended circa early C20. English and Flemish bond red brick; rendered at front. Clay plain tile roof with gabled ends. Large brick gable-end stacks with set-offs and grouped shafts.
PLAN: T-shaped on plan; two principal rooms in front range with central entrance passage leading to small stairhall and kitchen wing at rear. Single-storey outhouse on gable end of rear wing. In circa 1840 the front was rendered and refenestrated. In early C20 bay windows were were added to the front and a large single-storey billiard room wing was built in the rear left [NE] angle.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. Symmetrical 3-window rendered west front with stringcourses; 12- and 16-pane sashes on first floor; two early C20 canted bay windows on ground floor, and central doorway with glazed and panelled door, rectangular overlight with margin panes and early C20 gabled porch. Rear [E] cross-mullion-transom windows and large wing at centre with single-storey outhouse on gable end.
INTERIOR: Left-hand front room has deeply chamfered intersecting ceiling beams. Right-hand front room has deeply chamfered axial beam, and large fireplace with stop-chamfered bressumer, converted to inglenook. Kitchen in rear wing has shallow chamfered cross-beam. First floor chambers have deeply chamfered axial beams, right-hand room with stops buried in the walls and simple moulded chimneypiece. Good early C18 open-well staircase with moulded string with block rusticated frieze, widely spaced turned balusters, heavy handrails and square newels. Tie-beam and collar roof trusses with angle struts and two tiers of trenched purlins, diagonally-set ridgepiece and common-rafters intact. Cellar under rear wing has chamfered beam, unchamfered joists and stone mullion windows.

Listing NGR: SO9643080152

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