The Thatch

6 Nov 1999
The Thatch, Thornfalcon, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA3 5NW
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5/137 The Thatch



Farmhouse. Late medieval, ceiled C16, undergoing restorations and enlargement at time of survey (November 1984).

Rendered over rubble, half-hipped thatched roof, lateral brick stack rising from eaves south-east corner, rebuilt brick stack on stone base to left of cross passage. Plan: double ended open hall, ceiled, lower end rebuilt and possibly a byre, kitchen lean-to addition north front. One and a half storeys, lean-to addition left with catslide roof forming porch, 6-light window rising through eaves above entrance to through paassage, plank door, to left 2-light chamfered wooden mullioned windows of unusual section, plank door with light above in re-entrance angle to porch, lit by small glazed opening in facade. Left return fronting road, 2-bay with 3 early C19 leaded iron casements; right return now forming junction with C20 addition, not included. Bread oven projection to cross passage stack protrudes on south front. Interior: partially sighted. Timber framed partitions with wattle and daub infill partly rebuilt in brick to left of cross passage and between hall and inner room, both rising to roof, 2 peaked door frames to latter, 4-panel compartment ceiling to inner room, winder stair, stud and panel screen between through passage and hall with stairs behind. Said to contain evidence of cruck truss roof. The 2-light window on the north front is thought to have been originally 4-light and to pre-date the ceiling of the open hall in the C16. A very interesting little building now much modified by C20 addition. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, January 1981).

Listing NGR: ST2813822622


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1061 IOE Records taken by Mick Humphreys; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Mick Humphreys. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Humphreys, Mick

Rights Holder: Humphreys, Mick


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