Brimslade Farmhouse

15 Oct 1999
Brimslade Farmhouse, Savernake, Kennet, Wiltshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SAVERNAKE - SU 26 SW 7/257 Brimslade Farmhouse


Farmhouse, C16-C17, C18 with later alterations. Ground floor of brick, upper floor timber framed, clad with tile hanging. Tiled roof. Two storeys, cellars and attics. South front original formal entrance, of 7 bays, with 3 storey central projecting porch, open and panelled on ground floor, covering pair of panelled and glazed doors. Four-pane sash windows of C19. Large gables either side of porch. West end developed as cross wing with central stack and room on projecting part to rear north side.

Timber framing partly exposed on north side, and having brick noggings. Triple roof extension at east end with early C19 bay to south. Long service wing on north side.

Interior: central 3 bay hall with C17 panelling and added stack.

Early-mid C18 stair with bolection moulded dado in stair tower opposite porch. Drawing room west of hall has bolection moulded panelling and C20 fireplace. Dining room to east also C18 panelling with chair rail and cornice. South-west room on first floor has full-height C17 panelling with pilastered and gadrooned overmantel with arms of Seymour. Complete C17 panelling in small upper parlour in east extension, also having panelled doors and window shutters. Other first floor rooms also panelled. Tenoned purlin roof. Some original C18 and early C19-iron casements and original glass. C17 stair with turned balusters in east extension. Cellars partly filled.

The house was the home of Sir Edward Ernle, and stood in parkland in the later C18 with railed forecourt, landscaped canal and formal gardens on the east.

(Andrews and Dury map, 1773)

Listing NGR: SU2095963389


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0955 IOE Records taken by B J W Heath; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr B.J.W. Heath. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Heath, B.J.W.

Rights Holder: Heath, B.J.W.


Brick, Tile, Timber, Medieval Farmhouse, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan Agricultural Dwelling, Stuart Dwelling, Jacobean House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Timber Framed House, Monument (By Form), Timber Framed Building