Lower Clayhanger Farmhouse

2 Oct 1999
Lower Clayhanger Farmhouse, Combe St Nicholas, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20 3BD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


6/52 Lower Clayhanger Farmhouse



Farmhouse. Possibly C16, refenestrated C17, re-roofed early C19 and east gable end refaced, west gable end rebuilt late C20. Roughcast over rubble, east gable end with dressed and coursed chert and local limestone, slate roof with doable Roman tiles on shallower pitch rear span and to wing, decorative ridge tiles, roughcast stacks gable ends and to left of entrance, stone stack at south end of wing, 'U'-plan: 3 cell and cross passage facing south, north-west wing, later south-west addition. Two storeys, 5 bays, all Ham stone mullioned windows, first floor three 3-light ovolo moulded mullioned windows with hood moulds touching eaves, one 3-light hollow chamfered window set below eaves with hoodmould, end bay right ovolo moulded without hoodmould set below eaves, ground floor left two 3-light and one 4-light ovolo moulded mullioned window separated by stepped buttress with continuous hoodmould, raking buttresses flanking plank door, 4-light ovolo moulded window end bay right with hoodmould, raking buttress. Left return C20 windows in gable end, 2-bay wing with 2-light windows first floor, 4-light ovolo moulded ground floor left, right hollow chamfer with inserted door, another 4-light ovolo moulded window first floor north gable end. Interior not seen: said to contain depressed 4-centred arch head to doorway between through passage and kitchen, latter with bread oven and iron door by Wightman and Denning of Chard, blocked 3-light octagonal wooden mullioned window in rear wall obscured by inserted straight stair. Peaked head to rear doorway from through passage. Curved head to doorway from through passage to hall.

Beams with runout stops. Early C19 tusk tenoned purlin roof. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, l978).

Listing NGR: ST3172011329


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0196 IOE Records taken by Richard Bland; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard Bland. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bland, Richard

Rights Holder: Bland, Richard


Chert, Limestone, Roman Tile, Roughcast, Rubble, Slate, Medieval Farmhouse, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Cross Passage House, Monument (By Form)