THE BCH ARCHIVE

LOCAL HISTORY FOR

BIRTSMORTON

CASTLEMORTON

HOLLYBUSH

And The Surrounding District

Rough Chase

At the baptism of Harriet in 1813, James Hart was farming at Rough Cast. He died in 1830 aged 46.



Rough Chase. Early 18th century, three bay brick framed, c. 16-17C wing with cruck truss exposed in W gable, re-used or a later example.



Entry Name: Rough Chase and Outbuilding Adjoining to West

Location: Castlemorton, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR13

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Parish: Castlemorton

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Listing Date: 29 May 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 153181

Source ID: 1156923

Listing Text

CASTLEMORTON CP -

SO 73 NE

4/40 Rough Chase and

outbuilding adjoining

29.5.73

to west

- II

House and outbuilding. Early C18 and C17, with possible earlier remains.

Timber-framing and brick with tile roofs. Main part of house faced with

brick in English garden wall bond under a hipped roof. Two storeys, three

bays. Windows are iron casements with flat heads under segmental outer

arches. Door in left-hand bay under flat timber hood: Chimneys to right

of door and at right. Adjoining to the left is a lower outbuilding of exposed

timber-framing in three rows of square panels. In the front wall there is a

doorway with a window to its right. Exposed in the left-hand gable wall is

a cruck truss, truncated at collar level. The rear wall of the main block

has exposed framing in irregular square panels. A rear wing appears to be of

more than one build. Its rear part is close-studded and has a 6-light timber

mullioned window with transom on the first floor of its gable wall. Interior:

the two internal trusses of the outbuilding are of interrupted tie-beam type

and probably late C17. Either the cruck in the gable is a late survival, or

the building has been reconstructed.


Listing NGR: SO7912937480



David Smallwod believes this refers to  Rough Chase


To be sold by auction by Charles Share on Friday the 21st day of February 1812, at the Feathers Inn, in the Parish of Castlemorton, between the hours of three and five in the afternoon, subject to such conditions of sale as shall then and there be produced, all the freehold messuage and premises called Harris’s situate the several parishes of Castlemorton and Birtsmorton, in the said county of Worcester, distant 5 miles from Ledbury, and 4 from Upton-upon-Severn, in the following


LOT 1.—All that Piece or Parcel of Meadow Land, Called Mashing Meadow, situate in the said parish of Castlemorton, and nearly surrounded by land of Mr. Hill, about 2 acres.


LOT 2.—An Allotment or short Dole Land, Whitfield (Wetfield) Common Meadow, in the said parish of Castlemorton, containing about 3 quarters of an Acre.


LOT 3.—An Allotment long Dole of Land, in the same Meadow, containing about I Acre, situate the said parish of Birtsmorton.


LOT 4. —All that Piece or Parcel of Arable Land lying in a field called Horsley, in the said parish of Castlemorton, containing about 2 acres.


LOT 5.—Twenty-four Ridgesof  very capital Tillage, situate, in common field called Budenhill in the said parish of Birtsmorton, containing about 4 acres, bounded land of Richard Cocks Esq. on south, Mr. Harcourt on the west, Mr. Tombs the east, and a road through the said field on the north.


LOT 6—A parcel of very capital Tillage, called The Five Acres, planted with fruit trees, situate in the said parish Castlemorton, bounded on the north, south and west by lands of Wakeman Long Esq. and on the east by land of Mr. Hill, containing about 5 Acres,


LOT 7.—The Homestead, called Harris’s, situate in Castlemorton aforesaid, comprising a comfortable dwelling-house drink house, cidermill house, cow house, stable, barn, wainhouse and sheds, all good repair, with fold, rick yard, and excellent garden, planted with fruit trees also very rich piece of pasture ground adjoining, called Barn Close, containing the whole about 3 acres.


LOT 8. A very excellent piece of Tillage, called Wallredding, situate Castlemorton aforesaid, containing about 3 acres, bounded on the north common held called Wallredding, the west Lot 7, the south by land of said Wakeman Long, and on the east a road leading into said field called Wallredding


LOT 9—Seven Ridges of Arable, lying in common field called Newland, in Castlemorton aforesaid, containing about 1 acre, bounded on the west and east land of the said W. Long and Mr. Dee, on the north by land John Brooke, and the south by a road leading a farm called The Bannut Tree.


Lot 10 -  A piece excellent Tillage, called Newland Barn Piece, lying in Castlemorton aforesaid, containing about .5 Acres, bounded on the west land of said W Long, the north by road leading Perry Wood Street, on the south a road fending to the said Bannut Tree Farm, and Lot 11 to the east.


T 11 A Piece of excellent Pasture Ground, called Sling also lying in Castlemorton aforesaid, with fruit trees thereon containing about 2 acres bounded the west by Lot 10, the north by the said road to Perry Wood Street, the east by land of the late Thomas. Hemming, and on the south the said road leading the Bannut Tree Farm.


Lot 12 A Parcel of very excellent tillage called Newland Meadow lying in Castlemorton aforesaid, containing about 2 acres, the north the said road leading to the Bannut Tree Farm, on the and west land of Mr. Dee, and the east the land of Mr Birchley


Lot 13 - A Piece excellent tillage called Sheepcot Field  lying in Castlemorton aforesaid, containing about 4 acres bounded the west by of the late Thomas Hemming, the north by the said road leading to Perry Wood Street, on the east by the land of Mr Dee, and on the south by the said road leading to Bannut Tree Farm.


The above lots are all freehold and each lot will entitle the purchaser to unlimited right of common to upwards of 1500 acres of land. Mr John Wood, the tenant, will show the premises and further particulars may be known of Mr Reece, Solicitor, or the Auctioneer, Ledbury.


Published: Thursday 20 February 1812

Newspaper: Worcester Journal  



Casttemorton, Worcestershire. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY JOSEPH BIRD, at The Feathers Inn in the Parish of Castlemorton In the county of Worcestershire, on Friday, the 1st day of June, 1827, between the hours of twelve and two o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions at will be then produced, all  that highly desirable estate, called The Rough Cast in the following Lots: Lot 1 - aII that copyhold messuage and tenement with the barns, stables, mill-house, granary, dove house, fold, garden, & orchard, together with several parcels of land called Barn Close, Hain’s Field, Onions' Field, Little Meadow, Little Wallreading, Hornditch and also. 1 acre, 2 rods 7 perches in Warnards Brook Common Field, which contains altogether 27acres. 2 rods 7 perches; 14 acres, 2 rods, 7 perches being freehold.


and the remainder Copyhold for three livesunder the Manor of Longdon, in the county of Worc ester.


Lot 2 - Two enclosed Pieces of Land In Walredding Field, containing 8acres, 2 rods, 16 perches being freehold, the remainder lifehold.  Lote 3 - A Piece of unenclosed freehold arable land in Wallredding Field, containing 3 acres 7 rods. Lot 4 - A Piece of leasehold arable land In Buddenhill Common Field, contain 3 rods, 38 perches. Lot 5. - A piece of lifehold arable land, in the same field, containing 1 acre, 1 rod, 16 perches. Lot 6. - Another Piece of lifehold arable land in the same field, containing 1 rod, 7 perches.  Lot 7 - Another piece of lifehold arable land in the same Field, containing 3 rods, 30 perches.  Lot 8 - A piece of freehold arable land, in the same Field, containing 1 rod, 33 perches,  Lot 9 - Another piece of freehold arable land in the same field, containing 2 acres, 1 rod and 4 perches.  Lot 10 - Another piece of freehold arable land in the same field, containing 1 acre 1 rod 10 perches.  Lot 11 - Another piece of freehold arable land in the same field containing 3 rods 18 perches. Lot 12 - Another piece of freehold arable land in the same field containing 38 perches. Lot 13 - A piece of freehold pasture land in Longdon Marsh, containing 2 acres 6 perches.  Lot 14 - Another freehold piece In Longdon Marsh, nearly adjoining the last Lot, containing 1 acre 3 rods 15 perches.  Lot 15 - Another piece of freehold Land in Longdon Marsh, containing 18 perches.   Lot 16 - Another piece of freehold land in Longdon Marsh, containing 37 perches. Lot 17 - .Another piece of freehold land in Longdon Marsh containing 2 acres 6 perches. Lot 18 - Another piece of freehold land in Longson Marsh, called Onions’ Meadow, containing 1 acre 1 rod 19 perches. Lot 19 - A piece enclosed excellent freehold pasture land called Marshend Meadow, in the occupation of Mr. John Hill containing 2 acres 33 perches. The above premises are eligibly situated the parish of Castlemorton, in the county of Worcester, being only 3 miles distant from Malvern Wells, 6 from Ledbury and Tewkesbury, and 12 miles from Worcester and Gloucester, within a very short distance the new line of road from Ledbury to Tewkesbury, upon which the Mail from Hereford to London runs daily. The buildings are complete state repair and the purchaser will be entitled Rights of Common on Malvern Chase and Longdon Meadow. For a view apply to Mr. James Hart, the Proprietor, at the Rough- Cast and for other particulars to the Auctioneer, or Mr, J. A. Higgins, Solicitor, Ledbury, where Maps of the Estate may be seen.




Ann (nee Clinton) was the widow of James Hart whom she had married in 1809. The parish registers recording the Hart family in Castlemorton in the 1670’s. At the baptism of Harriet in 1813, James was farming at Rough Cast. He died in 1830 aged 46. Ann had Mill Farm in 1839




17 July 1847

CASTLEMORTON, BIRTSMORTON, AND LONGDON; Particulars of valuable FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD PROPERTY, consisting of a FAMILY RESIDENCE, Outbuildings, and Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, called the ROUGH CAST ESTATE, situate in the above Parishes,in the County of Worcester, which will be SOLD BY AUCTION, IN lots, BY JOSEPH BIRD, On Wednesday, the day of August, 1847, at the Duke of York Inn, in the Parish of Berrow, in the said County of Worcester, at Four o'clock the Afternoon precisely, subject to such conditions as will be then produced ; Lot 1. ALL that capital MESSUAGE, or TENEMENT, with the Barns, Stables, Millhouse, Granary, Dovehouse, Fold, Garden, and Orchard, together with several parcels of Land, called Barn Close, Onions Field, Little Meadow, Little Wallredding, and Howditch, all in the said parish of Castlemorton, and containing together 20a. Ir. 2p, or thereabouts, of which la. 3r 38p is part of Barn Close, is Copyhold for three lives, under the Manor of Longdon, and the remainder Freehold. Lot 2.—Two enclosed pieces of LAND, Wallredding Field, the parish of Castlemorton, containing together 8a. 2r. 8p., or thereabouts. Lot 3.—A piece of unenclosed FREEHOLD ARABLE LAND, in Wallredding Field, the said parish of Castlemorton, containing 12a. 3r. 3p, or thereabouts. Lot 4.—A piece of FREEHOLD PASTURE LAND, at Broad Marsh, otherwise Longdon Marsh, surrounded land belonging to Mr. John Hill, and a roadway leading from Castlemorton Church to the said Marsh, containing 2a. Or. or thereabouts, called Castlemortou Meadow, and situate in the said parish of Longdon. Lot 5.- -All that piece or parcel of ARABLE LAND, in Buddenhill Field, in the said parishes of Castlemorton and Birtsmorton, containing 5a. 2r. 30p., or thereabouts 3a. 0r. 29p., or thereabouts, being Freehold, and the remainder Copyhold for three lives, under the said Manor of Longdon. Lot 6. —All that piece or parcel of FREEHOLD PASTURE GROUND, situate at Broad Marsh, otherwise Longdon Marsh, in the parish of Longdon aforesaid, containing sa. Ir. 25p.,0r thereabouts. Lot 7—A small parcel of FREEHOLD PASTURE LAND, containing 0a. Ir. 10p., or thereabouts, situate near Druggersend, in the said parish of Castlemorton, and surrounded by land of Mrs. Lane. _ Lot 8.—All those three valuable FREEHOLD pieces or parcels of ARABLE and PASTURE LAND, called or known by the several names of Notts Field, Lower Horse Close, and Far Piece, containing together 22a. 2r. 0p., or thereabouts, situate in the said parish Castlemorton, and near the Homestead. The above Premises are eligibly situated in the said parishes of Castlemorton, Birtsmorton, and Longdon, being only three miles distant from Malvern Wells, six from Ledbury and Tewkesbury, and eleven from Worcester and Gloucester ; the Buildings are in a complete state of repair, and the purchasers will be entitled to an unlimited right of Common on Malvern Chase. Portions of the purchase moneys may remain on mortgage, if required. The Property may be seen by applying to the Tenant, to Mr. Hart, of the Mill, Castlemorton, and other particulars and information may be obtained on applying to Messrs. Higgins and Chamberlain, Solicitor , or the Auctioneer , Ledbury.


Particulars of valuable FREEHOLD and COPYHOLD PROPERTY, consisting of a Genteel FAMILY RESIDENCE, Outbuidings, and Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, called the ROUGH CAST ESTATE, situate in the above Parishes,in the County of Worcester, which will be SOLD BY AUCTION, IN LOTS, BY JOSEPH BIRD, On Wednesday, the 4th day of August, 1847, the Duke of York Inn, in the Parish of Berrow, the said County of Worcester, at Four o'clock the Afternoon precisely, subject to such conditions will be then produced ; Lot 1. ALL that capital MESSUAGE, or TENEMENT, with the Barns, Stables, Millhouse, Granary, Dovehouse, Fold, Garden, and Orchard, together with several parcels of Land, called Barn Close, Onions Field, Little Meadow, Little Wallredding, aud Howditch, all in the said parish of Castlemorton, and containing together 20a. 1r. 2p., or thereabouts, of which la. 3r. 38p., part of Barn Close, is Copyhold for three lives, under the Manor of Longdom and the remainder Freehold. „. LoT 2.—Two enclosed pieces LAND, in Wallredding field, in the parish of Castlemorton, containing together 8a. 2r. 8p., or thereabouts. Lot 3.—A piece of unenclosed FREEHOLD ARABLE LAND, in Wailredding Field, in the said parish of Castlemorton, containing 12a. 3r. 3p., or thereabouts. Lot 4.—A piece of FREEHOLD PASTURE LAND, Broad Marsh, otherwise Longdon Marsh, surrounded by land belonging to Mr. John Hill, and a roadway leading from Castlemorton Church to the said Marsh, containing 2a. 0r. 33p., or thereabouts, called Castlemorton Meadow, and situate in the said parish of Longdon.


Lot 5, All that piece or Parcel ARABLE LAND in Buddenhill Field, situate in the said parishes of Castlemorton and birtsmorton containing 5a. 2r. 30p or thereabouts, being Freehold, and the remainder copyhold for three lives, under the said Manor of Longdon.


Lot 6 All that piece of parcel of  FREEHOLD PASTURE GROUND, situate at Broad Marsh, otherwise Longdon Marsh in the parish of Longdon aforesaid containing 5a 1r 25p or thereabouts.


Lot 7.—A small parcel of FREEHOLD PASTURE LAND, containing 0a. Ir. 10p., or thereabouts situate near Druggersend, in the said parish of Caatlemorton and surrounded by land of Mrs. Lane.


Lot 8.—All those three valuable FREEHOLD nieces or parcels of ARABLE and PASTURE LAND, called or known by the several names of Notts Field, Lower Horse Close, and Far Piece, containing together 22a. 2r. 6p., or thereabouts, situate said parish of Castlemorton, and near the Homestead. The above Premises are eligibly situated in the said parishes of Castlemorton,Birtsmorton, and Longdon, being only three miles distant from Malvern Wells, six from Ledbury and Tewkesbury, and eleven from Worcester and Gloucester the Buildings are a complete state of repair, and the purchasers will entitled to unlimited right of Common on Malvern Chase. Portions of the purchase moneys may remain on mortgage, if required. The Property may seen applying to the Tenant, or to Mr. Hart, of the Mill, Castlmnorton, and other particulars and information may be obtained on applying to Messrs. Higgins and Chamberlain. Solicitor , or Auctioneer Ledbury. County: Worcestershire, England

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