Preston Wynne

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, Volume 2, East. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1932.

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'Preston Wynne', An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, Volume 2, East, (London, 1932), pp. 155-156. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/rchme/heref/vol2/pp155-156 [accessed 17 June 2024].

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In this section

65 PRESTON WYNNE (B.c.)

(O.S. 6 in. XXVII, S.W.)

Preston Wynne is a small parish 5½ m. N.E. of Hereford. Court Farm, with its Hall of the 14th century, is the principal monument.

Ecclesiastical

(1). Parish Church of Holy Trinity was built in 1730. It contains the following ancient:—

Fittings—Plate: includes cup and cover-paten of 1576.

Secular

(2). Court Farm (Plate 23), house, 500 yards N.N.W. of the church, is of two storeys with attics; the walls are timber-framed and the roofs are tile and slate-covered. The middle part of the house is the original one-storey Hall of the 14th-century, which was, much later, divided into two storeys. The house no doubt had the usual cross-wings at the N. and S. ends of the Hall, but the S. or solar wing was re-built early in the 17th century and the N. or kitchen wing late in the same century and in continuation of the Hall-block. The external timber-framing is partly exposed and the S.E. chimney-stack has three 17th-century diagonal shafts of brick. Inside the building the 17th-century ceiling-beams are exposed. The original Hall retains its 14th-century roof (Plate 39). The N. wall has original framing with curved braces to the tie-beam and diagonal struts above the collar. E. of this is the screen-truss with two posts or speres carried down to the ground and supporting the collar-beam, heavy curved braces forming a two-centred arch under the collar and diagonal struts above forming foiled openings. The next truss to the W. is of crutch-type with curved principals formerly carried down to the ground but now cut off at the modern first-floor level; above the collar-beam, tying the principals, are diagonal struts forming foiled openings. A fourth truss is largely hidden by later work. The Hall was about 20 ft. wide and 27½ ft. long.

Condition—Fairly good.

(3). Brick House, on the N. side of the road, 550 yards N.N.W. of the church, is of two storeys, timber-framed and with tiled roofs. It was built in the 17th century on an L-shaped plan with the wings extending towards the W. and N. The S. wall has been re-faced in brick but the N. side has exposed framing. The W. chimney-stack has two diagonal shafts; the E. stack is dated 1714. Inside the building are some exposed ceiling-beams.

Condition—Good.

(4). Cottage, on the N. side of the road, 600 yards N. of the church, is of two storeys, timber-framed and with a slate-covered roof. It was built in the 17th century and has some exposed framing.

Condition—Good.