Lower Farmhouse

12 Oct 1999
Lower Farmhouse, Thornfalcon, Taunton Deane, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5/146 Lower Farmhouse


- II

Possible longhouse, now farmhouse. Possibly late medieval in origin, byre incorporated in dwelling c1600, subsequently enlarged, south end rebuilt late C17-early C18, restored late C20. Roughcast over rubble with some cob, half hipped thatched roof, brick stacks left of cross passage and right of centre. Plan: possible longhouse, 2 unequal rooms left of cross passage, fireplace inserted into byre right with stair turret or curing chamber adjoining on rear elevation, kitchen addition beyond with wash house addition at rear. One and a half storeys, three 3-light casements rising from eaves, ground floor 3 and 4-light casements left of entrance, right two 4-light and one 2-light, studded plank door, right return plank door, possibly C17. Interior not seen, said to contain 2 cruck trusses by entrance, chamfered beams with step and runout stops to cross passage and axial bead with runout stops to cross passage and axial beam in hall to right, some C18 raised and fielded panelled doors and a C18 cupboard to left of C18 curved hearth in hall.(VAG Report unpublished SRO, February l983).

Listing NGR: ST2805024128


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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