Marston Park farm farmhouse, Cubley Lane, Marston Montgomery, a 17th century building.
The building is shown on the Tithe map of 1838. (1)
It is shown on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c1880 where it is labelled 'Marstonpark.'
'A two-storey L-shaped house walled in brick, stone and timber, with tiled roofs. This survey was conducted from the outside only, and relies on a ground plan and notes made in about 1972 by Eric Mercer of RCHME, and a DOE list, for information on the interior. Mercer's note says that the west-east range was originally wholly timber-framed and dates from c1600. He says that the north - south wing is roofed as a wing of only one storey and an attic; the wing was raised and extended in the late 17th century. Beyond this Mercer simply says that in the 18th and 19th century much of the original timber framing was replaced in brick.' (2)
Vernacular building dated to 1695 as indicated by panelling overmantel. Earlier work on the building is evident. (3)
A historic fabric survey of the farm buildings excluding the house was carried out in 2017. (4)
From the National Heritage List for England:
'SK 13 NW PARISH OF MARSTON MONTGOMERY CUBLEY LANE 4/51 (North Side) 13.9.67 Marston Park Farmhouse (formerly GV II listed as MarstonPark)
Farmhouse. Early C17 and late C17 with C18, C19 and C20 additions and alterations. Close studded and box timber framing, rubble sandstone and red brick, with stone and brick dressings. Plain tile roofs with moulded stone coped gables and kneelers, and western brick gable stack,as well as stone ridge stack to east. L-plan with two bays to each wing and small C20 addition to north-east. Two storeys,plus garrets to east range. East range has stone south gable wall with quoins, east and west walls of red brick on stone plinths and north wall of box timber framing. North wall shows this range was originally single storey plus attics, as remains of roof truss is visible. Ground floor has two adjoining casements and upper floor,one similar window. South gable wall has small 2-light chamfered mullion window with dripmould to east. Above, a 4- light recessed and chamfered mullion window, also with dripmould and above again, in the gable, a 3-light chamfered mullion window with dripmould. East wall has two 3-light chamfered mullion windows with dripmoulds to ground floor and a similar 2-light window without dripmould to north. Above, a similar blocked window and an inserted C19 casement. West wall has a large 4-light C19 glazing bar casement window under segment brick head to north and a 3-light chamfered mullion window to south. Above two similar mullioned windows without drips and to north at junction with north range, a small casement window. Only the ground floor windows on this range are original, the upper ones are probably C19. North range has brick south front with large C19 4-light glazing bar casement to west under segment brick head and similar 3-light window to east, beyond to east C20 door under segment brick head. Above an adjoining small casement to that on east range and to west a C19 3-light sliding sash. North elevation of this range has brick west bay but east bay is of close studded timber framing with various small casement windows. Interior has two panelled rooms and upstairs is an overmantle dated 1695.
Listing NGR: SK1327039197.'