Whitehall Farmhouse

Date:
12 Sep 1999
Location:
Whitehall Farmhouse, Frog Lane, Combe St Nicholas, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20 3NX
Reference:
IOE01/00035/25
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST31SW COMBE ST NICHOLAS CP FROG LANE (east side)

6/55 Whitehall Farmhouse

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GV II

Farmhouse, subsequently divided into 2 dwellings. Possibly late C16 enlargement and refenestration earlier dwelling, outshot added, subsequently extended and raised. C19 roof raised, one bay added south gable end, lid C20 south gable end and north-east part of facade refenestrated. Rendered over rubble, Bridgwater patent tile roof half-hipped right gable end, over- hanging eaves, external stone stack left gable end with rendered top, similar left of cross passage and right at original gable end, Plan: 3-cell and cross passage with outshots extended at rear, stair turret in south-west corner of projecting penultimate bay. Two storeys, irregular 2:1:2 bays, wall to right of cross passage breaks forward, first floor left 3-light C20 metal window, shallow full-height projection, independently roofed and unlit on first floor, 3-light hollow chamfer stone mullion window with hoodmould above entrance, similar window right in projection with 2-light at mezzanine level, addition end bay right follows main line of walls, ground floor left inserted C20 French window, C20 2-light window right, 6-pane window in projection to left of entrance, 4-light mullioned window beyond; semi-circular hooded porch to wide doorframe, old door, half-glazed inner dour, Right return: 2 storeys, 2:1: bays, outshot set back to right, C20 fenestration, door in second bay. Left return: wooden lintels of blocked openings flanking external stack, butt-joint of outshot addition. Interior: through passage blocked, hall left of cross passage with 6-panel moulded compartment ceiling cut by inserted corridor, stair set against rear wall, shallow bay on front wall supported by columns, purpose unclear; 4-panel compartment ceiling to inner roof, boxed beams, additional beam through rear panel to right of modern grate; lower end, chamfered bead with step and runout stops spanning the width of the room, later C19 grate, match-boarded stair turret. The facade of this lower end was rebuilt when stair turret added. The shallow projection on the hall front is possibly the remains of another stair but if so it is in an unusual position. A very interesting farmhouse with a number of unexplained features.

Listing NGR: ST3044011348

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Bland_Richard IOE Records for Bland, Richard; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Richard Bland. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Bland, Richard

Rights Holder: Bland, Richard

Keywords

Clay, Render, Rubble, Tile, Tudor Farmhouse, Elizabethan Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Cross Passage House, Monument <By Form>