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Brook House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bitterley, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.3945 / 52°23'40"N

Longitude: -2.6754 / 2°40'31"W

OS Eastings: 354138

OS Northings: 277597

OS Grid: SO541775

Mapcode National: GBR BM.QB1G

Mapcode Global: VH844.K2ZQ

Plus Code: 9C4V98VF+QR

Entry Name: Brook House

Listing Date: 15 March 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383677

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484109

Location: Bitterley, Shropshire, SY8

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Bitterley

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Bitterley with Middleton

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Brook House


Farmhouse, now farmhouse and house. Late C16 with early C18
MATERIALS: painted timber-frame on stone rubble plinth, brick
on low brick plinth and with storey bands. Plain-tile roof,
with C19 ornamental bargeboards and finials. 2 central ridge
stacks, one stone with 3 brick star-shaped shafts linked with
C18 cap, one plain brick. Projecting rendered stack with brick
shaft to outshut to south. Integral C19 brick eaves stack to
PLAN: H-shaped plan comprising 3-bay C16 framed range with
3-bay cross wing and 2-storey gabled outshut, and 2-bay brick
C18 end extension range with C18 cross wing. The house
occupies the framed cross wing with the farmhouse occupying
the remainder.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey, attic and cellar. North-east front has
centre of main range split between framed range to left and
brick range to right flanked by the respective cross wing
gable-ends. 3 framed bays to left of square-framing 3 panels
high underbuilt with C18 brick and masked to left by C19
tile-roofed brick lean-to housing the front door of the house.
2-light leaded casement over multi-pane ground-floor casement.
Cross wing gable to far left of square framing 3 per storey
with jettied ovolo-moulded bressumer and tension braces at
each floor. End roof truss of high collar, twin raking struts,
vertical struts with middle rails framing 3-light casement,
straight ovolo-moulded tie beam. 3-light casement at first and
ground floors, with the latter set on C16 cyma-moulded
projecting sill set on carved console brackets. To right is
C18 brick 2-storey 2-window range of 6/6 restored sashes, with
one brick-blocked at ground floor. Cross wing gable at far
right has two 6/6 sashes at first floor over two 2-light
casements at ground floor and one C18 casement at attic level.
Sashes with moulded cases, no sills, and brick arches
throughout. Left return side (south-east): square framing 3
high per storey with 3-light casement over C20 French windows
in framed original window positions. Right return side:
farmhouse entrance door under hipped tiled canopy with lean-to
masking ground floor to right.
Rear to south-west: cross wing gable-end framing mirrors the
front frame with rendered end truss and C19 sash at
first-floor level. 3-bay framing to main range with square
framing 3 per floor with 3-light casement at both floors in
middle bay with canopied boarded door to left, right-hand bay
masked by 2-storey outshut with square framing, twin
raking-strut truss and 2-light casements. To left is C18 brick
2-storey 2-window range of sashes, 6/6 C18 at first floor and
8/8 and 6/6 at ground floor. Cross wing gable at far left has
two 8/8 sashes at first floor, one reset, with 2-light C18
attic casement and C20 ground-floor door and window.
INTERIOR: framed cross wing has deep-chamfered bridging and
cross bridging beams, and ovolo-moulded posts at ground and
first floor, square-framed cross partition, 3 boarded creased
doors with moulded ledges, 3-bay single trenched-purlin roof
with one open and one closed internal trusses with high
collar, raking struts, and posts. Main range framed bays have
deep-chamfered posts and beams, some ovolo-moulded, double
trenched-purlin roof with 3 trusses: 2 open with high collar
and vertical struts, one closed with struts with middle rails.
C18 range has C17 dog-leg staircase remodelled C18, complete
C18 panelled room at first floor, double trenched-purlin roof
with truss of high collar and raking struts, all members
chamfered. C18 cross wing has double trenched-purlin roof with
2 trusses of shouldered principals forming upper crucks with
cruck spurs and high collar with low-level raking struts.

Listing NGR: SO5413877597

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