English Heritage has listed, under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, the following 80 buildings, milestones, churchyard memorials, farm buildings (and a telephone kiosk) for special architectural or historic interest. One milestone is now lost (2012). The Gatehouse to Old Court Farm is also a Scheduled Monument scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. There is also one other scheduled monument in the village, the Churchyard preaching cross.

GRADE I Buildings of exceptional interest

1. Church of Holy Trinity [1]
2. Bell Tower [1]

GRADE II Buildings that are nationally important and of special interest

3. Chest Tomb approx. 0.5m South of Morton Chapel of Church of Holy Trinity
4. Chest Tomb approx. 1.5m South of Morton Chapel of Church of Holy Trinity
5. Chest Tomb approx. 4m South of South Porch of Church of Holy Trinity
6. Churchyard Cross approx. 8m South of South Porch of Church of Holy Trinity
7. Stedman Memorial approx. 10m East of Chancel of Church of Holy Trinity
8. Taylor Memorial approx. 10m East of Chancel of Church of Holy Trinity

GRADE II Buildings on the Main Road though the Village, B4220

9. Bosbury House
10. Bosbury Press
11. Bridge Cottage [9]
12. Bridge House [8]
13. Dog Farmhouse [18]
14. Hillhouse [6]
15. House approx. 40 Metres North-east (North-west) of the Woodings [23]
16. K6 Telephone Kiosk
17. Karsland House and Stores Cottage [17]
18. Lacon Cottage (now The Old Bakery) [10]
19. Milestone at SO 704438
20. Milestone at SO 713447
21. Nash End Farmhouse
22. Norbridge Farmhouse
23. No.1 Pow Green
24. Oak Cottage
25. Oakley Cottage and Lichen Cottage [12]
26. Palace Farmhouse [24]
27. Pax Cottage
28. Temple Court [3]
29. The Bell Inn [13]
30. The Cottage
31. The Cross [14]
32. The Cross 1 and 2 [15]
33. The Old Cottage [16]
34. The Old Crown Inn (now Crown House) [7]
35. The Woodings
36. Woodmans [22]

GRADE II On Other Roads

37. Bentleys Farmhouse [53]
38. Briarscroft, Catley
39. Briarscroft Cottage
40. Brook Cottage [21]
41. Catley Court Farmhouse [44]
42. Catley Cross [50]
43. Cold Green Farmhouse [40]
44. Dodds Mill [57]
45. Gatehouse to Old Court Farmhouse
46. Gold Hill Farmhouse [41]
47. Gospel Yew Cottage, Fox Hill [56]
48. Great Catley Farmhouse [46]
49. Green Farmhouse [26]
50. Halo Cottage, Fox Hill
51. Hill Farmhouse and Adjoining Barn, Stanley Hill [43]
52. Little Catley Farmhouse [47]
53. Longacre Cottage [51]
54. Lower House Farmhouse [20]
55. Lower Shinscroft
56. Lower Townend [34]
57. Milestone on East of B4214 Road at SO 691416 (missing)
58. Notehouse and Adjoining Granary [55]
59. Old Court Farmhouse [4]
60. Shinscroft
61. Shirkway
62. Slatchwood 1 and 2, Stoneyard Green [30]
63. Swinmore Farmhouse [37]
64. The Dormers
65. The Farmhouse
66. The Grammar School [5]
67. The Moats, Stoneyard Green [29]
68. The Townend Farm(was Upper Townend) [33]

GRADE II Farm Buildings

69. Granary approx. 10m South-south-west of Nelmes Farmhouse
70. Granary approx. 15m South-east of Hill Farmhouse, Stanley Hill
71. Barn and Cattle Shed about 140m North East of Coldgreen Farmhouse
72. Barn approx. 40m North-north-west of Great Catley
73. Barn approx. 10m North of Nashend Farmhouse
74. Barn approx. 15m North of Palace Farmhouse
75. Barn approx. 15m South-west of Little Catley Farmhouse
76. Barn approx. 20m North-west of the Townend
77. Barn approx. 5m North of Staplow House B4214,
78. Barn approx. 70m North-north-west of Great Catley
79. Two Adjoining Barns approx. 18m South-east of Notehouse
80. Hop Store and Two Adjoining Kilns approx. 10m South-east of Slatch Farmhouse

The numbers in red are references to the properties listed in the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments report published in 1932. It lists 59 monuments of historical importance at least part constructed before 1714. Of these 39 are presently (2011) Listed Buildings (Church and Bell Tower, Old Court Farmhouse and the Gatehouse being listed individually), 11 are not now listed and 6 have disappeared. Item [59] is strip lynchets (terraces caused by ancient ploughing) in the field just south of Notehouse Farm. Two items are unaccounted for at present.

The monuments excluded are:
Dowding’s Brook Cottage [19], Lissadell [27], 1 & 2 Stoneyard Green Cottages [28], Lower House, Munsley [35], Upleadon Farm [39], Clissetts [42], The Orchards [45], Briarcroft Cottage [48], Ouzles’s Nest Cottage [49], Noverings Farmhouse [54] and Millcroft Cottage [58].

The disappeared are:
Three tenements [11] rebuilt, Slatchwood [31] rebuilt, Quebb Cottage [25], Broad Oak Cottage [32], Swinmore Wood Cottage [36] and Verne Farmhouse [38].

The unaccounted for are:
Homestead Moat 300yds SE of Upleadon Court [2] and Cottage 20 yds SE of Longacre Cottage [52].

Two extracts from the 1932 inventory have useful information:
“In the Church, the MORTON CHAPEL (15 ft. by 10½ft.) is of early 16th century date, with an embattled parapet. In the E. wall is a window of four cinquefoiled ogee lights with vertical tracery in a two-centred head; the reveals and label are moulded. In the S. wall are two windows, each of three trefoiled lights with a transom and tracery in a four-centred head; the reveals and label are moulded and there are trefoiled heads below the transom. At the back of the first bay of the S. nave arcade is a four-centred arch with responds and soffit enriched with trefoil-headed panelling and with a moulded impost at the springing level. The four-centred W. arch, opening into the aisle, has moulded arch and responds, the latter with triple attached shafts; the head of the arch rises above the aisle roof, the end of which is boarded; the wall-face S. of the arch has trefoil-headed panelling and tracery. The chapel has a stone fan-vault of two bays, springing from moulded corbels and from a pendant in the middle of the N. side; the flat soffit, in the middle of each bay, has a quatrefoil carved with a tun with a capital M enclosing a ‘black-letter’ M. for Morton; at the base of the pendant is carved a tun with the initials T.M.

“OLD COURT FARM, house, gatehouse and earthworks, N. of the churchyard, was formerly a manor house of the Bishops of Hereford. The House is of two storeys; the walls are of stone and modern brick and the roofs are tiled. The stone S. block of the house is of 15th-century date and to it was added the L-shaped block on the N. side, early in the 17th century; this block was perhaps timber-framed, but has been re-faced with brick. Inside the building the original block has an inserted chimney-stack; the room E. of it has an open timbered ceiling, with original moulded beams, joists and wall-plates. The roof is partly original and of five bays with tie-beams and curved braces below the collar-beams. The 17th-century addition has chamfered ceiling-beams and a dado of early 17th-century panelling.
The Gatehouse range faces the road on the E. side of the site. It is now of two storeys with a stone outer wall, perhaps of the 14th century, and a timber-framed inner wall. The gateway has a major and minor archway, the former has jambs and two-centred arch of two chamfered orders; the smaller archway has jambs and two centred arch of one chamfered order; it is now blocked. Inside the building, in the E. wall is a recess, perhaps a fireplace, with chamfered jambs and rebuilt head. The S. part of the building is a later extension.
The Earthworks, in the field N.W. of the house, consist of a series of banks and ditches, There are traces of ditches also to the E. of the house, and the stream bounding the farm enclosure on the N. and W. appears to have been straightened.”

The monuments listed in the 1930-31 survey are shown on this map.

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