Watercombe Farm House

18 Oct 1999
Watercombe Farm House, Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, South Somerset, Somerset, BA20 2ED
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


1/118 Watercombe Farm House


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House (possibly once divided). Probably C17 late on visible evidence Ham stone, squared in random courses, with ashlar quoins and dressings to openings, concrete double Roman pattern roof tiles possibly on the original frame - one long roof between coped gables; 3-brick stacks with simple capping - the brick stepping remaining on one side stack suggests the roof was formerly thatched.

2-storeys, 5-bays, with 2-modern doorways to ground floor in simple surrounds between three A-light ovolo moulded mullioned windows with label moulds and leaded panes, the left hand being a modern copy: 2 and 3-light windows to first floor, again the left-hand a modern copy. To South side a lean-to (the former cheeseroom) with arched opening and double Roman tiled lean-to roof, now serving as garage. Interior not seen. For a while this house served as the Dairy and Cheese House to Abbey Farm (q.v.): documentary evidence suggests that it may have existed before 1655. (Hall, Sir R. de Z. 'Post Medieval Land Tenure, Preston Plucknett' 1961 SANHS Proceedings Vol. 105).

Listing NGR: ST5387215966


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0882 IOE Records taken by Brian Haigh; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Brian Haigh. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Haigh, Brian

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Ashlar, Concrete, Ham Hill Stone, Thatch, Tile, Stuart Cheese Loft, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Farmhouse, Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Dairy, Food And Drink Processing Site, Garage, Transport, Road Transport Site