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Crump Farm House and Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Lydney, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7248 / 51°43'29"N

Longitude: -2.5134 / 2°30'48"W

OS Eastings: 364631

OS Northings: 203023

OS Grid: SO646030

Mapcode National: GBR JV.2DH3

Mapcode Global: VH87B.DX34

Entry Name: Crump Farm House and Barn

Listing Date: 18 September 2008

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392842

English Heritage Legacy ID: 505271

Location: Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Lydney

Built-Up Area: Lydney

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Lydney St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

LYDNEY

1686/0/10017 NAAS LANE
18-SEP-08 CRUMP FARM HOUSE AND BARN

GV II
A farmhouse and adjacent threshing barn, dating largely from the mid-late C18, the house perhaps incorporating the remains of an earlier building.

MATERIALS: The house and barn are constructed from local stone rubble brought to course, with dressed quoins of the same material, set under Welsh slate roofs.

PLAN: HOUSE - The house is rectangular on plan, a single-depth range running north-south, with a projecting wing to the west, and a later, single-storey lean-to section to the north.
BARN - The barn is rectangular on plan, a single-depth range with a large porch to the west, and a projecting extension to the east side.

EXTERIOR: HOUSE - The house is of two storeys, with an attic and undercroft. The main, eastern elevation has four bays, including a short, projecting gabled wing to the north end. The window openings have stone or concrete moulded lintels with segmental arches and projecting keystones, over C20 timber casements, one to either side of the entrance doorway, and three above. The rendered north elevation has a C20 window opening at first floor level in the gable, and a pair of C20 French doors inserted in the ground floor. To the rear, the house has three window bays to the main range, most similar to those in the main elevation. The attic has two small, shuttered openings set high under the eaves. To the north end is a single storey lean-to extension with a steeply pitched roof with a wide doorway and a timber casement window.
BARN - The barn appears to have been a threshing barn, with a large porch to the west. The building is a high single storey, consisting of a long rectangular range with a projecting porch and opposing openings, and a later C20 extension to the east. The main elevation has regular square ventilation holes to the southern end, indicating that it was used for the storage of grain or straw.

INTERIOR: HOUSE - The northernmost room of the main range is the dairy, which retains its flagstone floor and low stone work surfaces. The remainder of the interior is based on a corridor plan, with rooms set to the west of the corridor on the ground floor. The majority of the surviving doors date from the later C18: those to the ground floor are largely panelled and are set within moulded and pegged timber doorframes; to the first and attic floors, they are plank and batten examples, some with wooden latches, and some with strap hinges or L-hinges. There is a wide fireplace opening with bressumer over in the central room of the main range, which also has a small cupboard set above the doorway with a moulded door and butterfly hinges. There is a narrower fireplace with a segmental-arched opening in the southernmost room. The first floor has its corridor to the east, and has been slightly reordered, leaving a small fireplace now on the landing. There is a C19 cast iron fire grate in the southernmost room. Part of the attic has a ceiling which, together with the walls and timbers, is whitewashed; the room has low shuttered openings with ventilation, indicating that it was used for the production or storage of food. One truss is closed, with a doorway housing a wide plank and batten door, creating a cheese room of the C18. The trusses are formed from paired principal rafters, with tie beams, collar, single purlins, yoke and ridge piece. The timbers are pegged, with some later iron fixings in addition. The kitchen wing contains a single large room with a substantial exposed truss, formed from paired principal rafters with tie beam, queen post struts, collar and single, staggered purlin, all tenoned and pegged. A stone-built undercroft with a continuous vaulted roof runs under almost the entire building, with flagstone floor set with parallel drainage channels. The section beneath the kitchen wing has a substantial exposed ceiling beam set on rounded timber corbels.
BARN - The interior is dominated by the open roof structure, formed of trusses similar to those in the house, but more roughly hewn. The eastern bay is fitted out as a late C20 milking parlour.

HISTORY: It is possible that there had been an earlier, perhaps early C17 house on the site, including the wing which currently houses the kitchen, but the remainder of the current building appears to date from the mid-late C18, with some later alterations. Crump Farm, the adjacent barn, stables and other outbuildings are present on the tithe map of 1840. The agricultural outbuildings were altered over the next 100 years of mapping, but the house remains completely unaltered in its footprint since this date. The house received some remodelling during the later C19, including the replacement of most of its fenestration. The farm buildings underwent more alteration since the mid-C19, mostly in the form of C19 and C20 extensions, and all but the barn were semi-derelict at the time of inspection (2008).

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION:
Crump Farm House and the adjacent threshing barn are listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* This C18 farmhouse and barn remain largely unaltered since the late C18
* The farmhouse demonstrates some architectural pretension, and retains a large proportion of internal fabric from the C18
* A cheese room, dairy and undercroft all survive unconverted
* The kitchen wing may be a survival of an earlier house on the site, perhaps dating from circa 1600
* The adjacent threshing barn dates from at least the C18 but may be associated with the earlier phase of building on the site
* The two buildings have additional value as a functionally-related group

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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