Wyre Hill, BEWDLEY
Hayden Estates are absolutely delighted to be instructed to bring to market this outstanding period property, with its outstanding and fascinating history and recognised as one of the oldest buildings in Bewdley.Proudly abutting Wyre Hill, this property stood on the main road out of Bewdley to Wales.Â Â Classed as a three bay building. It is believed the older part of the property was built circa 1464 as a guild hall, with trees being felled in the Wyre Forest for its construction, with stabling added in the 1600 century. It was further extended in Victorian times and finally again in the early 1950s, when it was given its grade ll listing in 1953. There is talk it could have been two properties during its time. One of the timbers within the building has a suggested date of 1264! Incredible, with the last dated timbers being 1489. Some timbers are likely to have been bought down river on the tall ships and potentially the old ships were broken up to build with too.Â Â Majority timber framed with brick infill, this is an impressive looking property. Over centuries, usage has been plentiful. Ale houses, a timber merchants home, post office and sweet shop and in more recent years a bed and breakfast. A former mayor of Bewdley Mr Oakes owned the property.Â Â Part of the property would have had an open fire in the middle of the room, smoke would rise to a chimney in the vaulted roof space. An internal jetty was installed to protect the gentry from smoke and soot as they warmed themselves but the fire. Such wonderful antiquity, just imagining these bygone days, probably of live stock market trading also.After medieval times flooring and a proper chimney would have been added. (late 1600-1700) Between 1800 - 1900s the atticsÂ were made accessible by adding winding staircases. The property does have two staircases!Remaining in situ are fireplaces, original stove and exposed beams giving each room a real focal point.Â The building would have sat within a huge orchard, of course long gone and further properties built on the land, however this still retains a large level garden.Â Â Â The newest extension a full width flat roof timber clad addition is fully insulated and overlooks the rear garden. Some windows and French doors have been replaced (with listed building consent).Â And we havent yet got onto the accommodation, amenities and views! Dont just set aside a few minutes to look around when you wish to view, this home demands all of your time and attention to explore, to soak up the history within. Like Hayden Estates you will be captivated...........Â
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BEWDLEY DY12 2UE