This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
CIVIL PARISH OF BISLEY-WITH-LYPIATT
omit: Sydenhams Farmhouse
SO 80 NE BISLEY-WITH-LYPIATT SYDENHAMS
4/115 Sydenhams Farmhouse
Detached farmhouse. Late C16; enlarged early C17. c1930 restoration and enlargement by Norman Jewson; further later C20 enlargement. Random rubble limestone; ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey with attic and cellar, original north-south range with cross wing at south end forming L-plan. South front: three window fenestration, outer 3-light, central upper floor single-light, all recessed chamfered mullioned with continuous drip course to ground floor. Central doorway with chamfered opening, gabled porch hood and 8-panel door. Central ridge-mounted chimney with moulded cap. East side: 2 parapet gables with cross roll saddles; central stone water shute between gables. Single window fenestration to each gable; left with 3-light ground floor, hoodmould extending from south front, 2-light upper floor and single-light attic. Three-light to ground and upper floors of right gable, 2-light to attic, all with hoodmoulds. Later single- storey outbuilding projects forward to right having attached stone mounting block with kennel beneath. West side: parapet gable end of cross wing projects forward to right in ashlar masonry. Large offset buttress has side access to cellar opening behind. Two- window fenestration to ground and upper floor, 2-light casements to ground floor being C20 additions; single and 2-light to upper floor; off-centre single attic light, quatrefoil attic vent to right. Gable mounted chimney with moulded cap. Continuous drip course above ground floor fenestration continues to north side of wing; single window to this side to each floor, both 2-light.
Main range continues to left with Tudor arched and 2-light C14 lancet illuminating spiral stair. Two-light mullioned fenestration to left. North end: extended in C20 with parapet gable end. Most eaves lack gutters, rainwater being thrown off wall at drip mouldings in the traditional manner.
Interior: many plank doors with ironmongery by Alfred Bucknell of Waterlane. Fine panelled room by Percy Tanner with decorative plasterwork. Iron radiator grilles by Norman Bucknell. Jacobean cupboard in another room. Plank and muntin partitions on upper floor. Various outbuildings and 2 pairs of gate piers (q.v.) to south.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Bisley' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 4-40; M.A.
Rudd, Historical Records of Bisley with Lypiatt, 1937, and D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SO8973607819
Copyright IoE Mr E. Currier. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Currier, E.
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Ashlar, Limestone, Rubble, Stone, Tudor Detached House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Farmhouse, Agricultural Dwelling, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building