Meadowtown Hall is within deepest darkest Shropshire. I think the West of Shropshire has some of the most rural and isolated villages in the whole of England. It is home to some of the most fantastic vernacular timber frame architecture and even stumbled across two undocumented and unlisted early Cruck frame buildings!
Meadowtown Hall is a Grade II listed detached Storey and a half timber‐framed house in the hamlet of Meadowtown, Shropshire. It is thought to have been constructed circa 1600 of four bays and in a traditional box timber framing technique, a common vernacular to the surrounding area. It retains its large central inglenook fireplace although the building had undergone major alterations in the 1950's when its layout had been rearranged.
A secondary wallplate was added to the front of the house, raising it by approximately 1m above the original to raise the eaves allowing casement windows on the first floor. To the
rear of the house the wallplate remains in its original position apart from the bathroom area where a dormer window was constructed circa 1950. It was this flat dormer which we were asked to look at, providing a replacement scheme and survey/repair drawings of the house to submitted as part of a listed building and planning application.
The drawings show the proposal for the updated dormer window and the marked up timber repairs in the darker colour.
S.P.A.B Scholars and fellows helping Paul Walters with the installation of wattle and daub panels