51 LUSTON (D.c.)
(O.S. 6 in. (a)XII, N.W., (b)XII, N.E.)
Luston is a parish and village 2½ m. N. of Leominster.
Tudor House is the principal monument.
b(1). Tudor House (Plate 18), on the E. side of the
road in the village, is of two storeys with attics; the
walls are timber-framed and the roofs are slate-covered.
It was built early in the 17th century on a T-shaped plan
with the cross-wing at the S. end. There are modern
additions on the E. side. The timber-framing is
exposed on the W. front and on the other free sides of
the cross-wing. The upper storey projects on the
whole of the W. front on moulded and dentilled bressummers and shaped brackets; the end of the cross-wing has ornamental framing, that of the lower storey
having half-round cuttings in the studs of the square
panels; the panels of the upper floor have ornamental
curved braces with projecting nibs; the gable projects
on a dentilled bressummer, and the barge-boards are
also dentilled. The main chimney-stack has projecting
diagonal nibs. Inside the building, the cross-wing
has original moulded ceiling-beams and the N. wing
has chamfered ceiling-beams.
The following monuments, unless otherwise
described, are of the 17th century and of two storeys,
timber-framed, and with stone, slate or tile-covered roofs.
Many of the buildings have exposed external framing
and internal ceiling-beams.
Luston, Plan Shewing the Position of Monuments
Condition—Good or fairly good, unless noted.
b(2). House, 140 yards N. of (1), has diagonal framing
in the upper part of the W. front. The E. wing has
been partly re-built.
b(3). House, immediately N. of (2), has been recased
in brick but incorporates three king-post trusses of a
mediæval building, with cambered tie-beams and
curved braces. The timbers are smoke-blackened.
The first floor was inserted in the 17th century.
b(4). Cottage, immediately N. of (3), has a cross-wing at the N. end. The upper storey projects at the
W. end of the cross-wing on an original moulded
bressummer and shaped brackets.
b(5). House, 15 yards N. of (4), is of two storeys with
attics and cellars and is of L-shaped plan with the wings
extending towards the E. and S. In the N. wall is an
original two-light window with a diamond-shaped
b(6). Cottage, on the S.E. side of the road, 120 yards
N. of (5), has an 18th-century extension on the W. and
a thatched roof.
b(7). Luston Court, 50 yards N.E. of (6), has been
much altered and added to.
b(8). Cottage, on the E. side of the road, 220 yards
N.N.W. of (7), has a thatched roof.
b(9). Cottage, on the W. side of the road nearly
opposite (8), has later extensions on the N. and S.
a(10). Cottage, 370 yards N.W of (9), has a thatched
b(11). Cottage, 110 yards W.S.W. of Luston Court
(7), has a thatched roof.
b(12). Cottage, 50 yards S.E. of (11), has been
heightened in front.
b(13). House, 25 yards S. of (12), has a large modern
addition on the W. side.
b(14). House, 40 yards S. of (13), was built late in the
16th century and has an added 17th-century cross-wing
at the W. end. The upper storey formerly projected
at the E. end, but has been under-built.
b(15). House, immediately S. of (14), was built
probably early in the 16th century. The E. cross-wing
was added or re-built in the 17th century. The original
roof has braced tie-beams.
b(16). Cottage, two tenements, 80 yards S. of (15), has
a thatched roof and probably incorporates earlier
b(17). House, called the Hollies, 140 yards S. of (16)
and nearly opposite (1), is of mediæval origin and
retains one crutch-truss. The roof is thatched.
b(18). Cottage, immediately W. of the Methodist
Chapel, has a thatched roof.
b(19). White House and barn, 80 yards S.S.E. of (18).
The House incorporates earlier material. The upper
storey projects at the N. end and on part of the E. side,
on moulded bressummers and shaped brackets. In
the gable is an original four-light window, with
moulded mullions; it is now blocked. The chimney-stack has three diagonal shafts. The Barn, S. of the
house, is partly of stone. The E. gable has diagonal
b(20). House, 180 yards S. of (19), was built c. 1500.
Much of the original close-set timber-framing is
exposed. The upper storey formerly projected at the
E. end but has been under-built.
b(21). Cottage, on the E. side of the road, 210 yards
S.S.E. of (1), has a thatched roof.
b(22). Ivy Cottage, 70 yards N. of (21), was built
probably early in the 16th century and formed part of a
larger building. In the N. wall is a two-light window
with a diamond-shaped mullion.
b(23). Bury Farm, house and barn, 520 yards S.S.E.
of (1). The House (Plate 23) has a cross-wing at the
S. end and a modern addition on the N. The E. gable
of the cross-wing has original moulded barge-boards,
and in the gable is a three-light window with original
moulded mullions. The two chimney-stacks have
grouped diagonal shafts. Inside the building, the staircase has an octagonal central newel and solid treads.
The Barn, S.W. of the house, is of four bays and of two
dates in the 17th century. The gables have diagonal
b(24). Cottage, on the S. side of the road at Blackpole,
720 yards S.E. of (23), has a thatched roof.
b(25). Cottage, 270 yards E.N.E. of (24), has a
b(26). Cottage, 50 yards S.S.E. of (25), has an original
chimney-stack with diagonal nibs on the outer faces
of the two shafts.
b(27). Cottage, on the E. side of the road at Lydiatts,
½ m. S.W. of (23).
b(28). Cottage, 300 yards S.S.E. of (27), has been
a(29). Croase Farm, house, 1,050 yards N.W. of (1),
is of L-shaped plan with the wings extending towards
the N.W. and N.E. The N.W. wing is of early 17th-century date, and the N.E. wing was added or re-built
later in the same century and extended in the 18th
century. There are various modern additions. The
upper storey formerly projected at the end of the N.W.
wing but has been under-built.