Record Details

NHER Number:14539
Type of record:Building
Name:Willow Farm


A 17th century timber-framed lobby entrance house with one survivng mullion window and 19th and 20th century alterations. Close to the house is a timber framed barn dating to about 1700. A stoneware witch bottle containing iron nails and tufts of hair was found in the house in 1977.

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Grid Reference:TM 0520 9914
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

September 1977. Found in course of renovation under 'pantile floor' (presumably pammets) in north room by hearth.
Complete stoneware witch bottle, broken by fork (some fragments missing), (S1).
Containing iron nails and tufts of short hair (not seen).

Number now includes house itself as this is listed (Grade II) as lobby entrance 17th century house, timber frame underbuilt, one surviving four-light mullioned window.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 18 March 1985.

October 2005.
Listing curtilage includes a timber framed barn. Aligned north-south, three steads. Jowled posts at corners and at end of tiebeams defining midstrey. These latter are supported on convex arched braces. The walls have full height V-bracing. The studs have chisel cut assembly numbers. Some wattle and daub infill survives, the remainder is weatherboarded. There are two 20th century flying tiebeams associated with a reroofing in part or whole, with struts from the tiebeams.
To the south is an attached lower range with slatted windows, date of barn is around 1700.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 10 October 2005.

Monument Types

  • FARMHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LOBBY ENTRY HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WITCH BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
---Unpublished document: Richard Jackson Plc. 2005. Proposed barn renovation and conversion, Willow Farm, Morley: Supplementary Inspection Report.. November.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1977. Drawing of a post-medieval witch bottle.. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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