Although the Doomsday book records a property on this site, we understand that the current building dates to later half of the 15th century. The original parts of the building include the stone chimney column and the east facing gable – which is not visible from the road. The central fireplace was from the local abbey during the dissolution of the monasteries, during the reign of Henry VIII.
The building and its notable fireplace are mentioned in Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s 1963 Herefordshire volume in his series ‘The Buildings of England’. Until recently the fireplace was totally bricked up. Upon excavation we found two separate stone lined fireplaces on either side of the central flue column. We believe this is very unusual, and the local conservation office does not know of a comparable structure locally.
Brick House Farm is a working smallholding of ten acres from which there are breathtaking views towards Wales and across the Teme valley. The farm is home to a small flock of very free-range chickens, and a handful of overfriendly sheep.