Listed Buildings -> Lower Honkley Farmhouse

(Information originally supplied by Wrexham County Borough Council Planning Office dated 18/10/96)

Lower Honkley Farmhouse   Grade II

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Location: Burton   Postcode: LL12 0AP   Street: Stringer's Lane   Side of Street: N

Located close to the road to the north side of Stringer's Lane between Cherry Cottage and Honkley Hall Cottages. Reached from Burton Green along Cobblers Lane which forms a junction with Stringer's Lane.

History

Sub-medieval cruck-framed house with late C18/early C19 additions. Unoccupied at time of re-survey in 1995.

Exterior

Single-storey and attic timber-framed dwelling externally rebuilt in stone and brick with stone plinth. Pitched slate roof. Cross-shaped plan with sub-medieval section to central axis, and possibly southern porch projection. Northern section is brick with dentilated cornice. Catslide roof to northern section of projecting western bay. New hardwood doors and windows c1995.

Interior

Entrance from south into single bay with exposed wattle-and-daub partition wall set into box-frame timber structure. Wattle-and-daub protected under glazed frame. Central bay gives onto room with lower floor to east with large open fire constructed with stone side-walls and bevelled wooden lintel. To the north small spreading stone steps lead into further room with stone fireplace. Floor joists and heavy bevelled beams exposed throughout. To the second floor evidence of three bay cruck with top brace and heavy timber side purlins. Middle cruck has no infill above top brace to allow increased light and ventilation. Wide floor boards and dog-leg staircase.

Listed Description

Listed notwithstanding alterations as a surviving example of a sub-medieveal cruck-framed dwelling.

 

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