Bishop's Court Farm House

7 Aug 1999
Bishop's Court Farm House, West Street, Shapwick, East Dorset, Dorset, DT11 9LB
Photograph (Digital)


This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5193 SHAPWICK WEST STREET (OFF) (South Side) Bishop's Court Farm House ST 93 O1 7/24 21.12.82 II GV 2. C16 origin, enlarged in C17 and circa 1857 when the main front range was built.

Front range has wide central entrance hall and one main room each side. Brick walls with stone dressings and burnt header patterning, tiled roof, brick stacks.

Two storeys and attics. Central bay projects, under gable. Large four-centred arched opening to recessed porch. Carved coats of arms in arch spandrils. Inner door, with sidelights, under segmental arch. Ground floor has two 2-light stone mullioned windows with double-hung sashes. First floor has two similar windows and, in central bay, a small Gothic window with hoodmould. Internally, rooms in this wing have good marble fireplaces and plaster cornices. Staircase has cut string with spandril brackets and twisted balusters.

C16 rear block, now used as service rooms, has stone walls, tiled roof with stone eaves courses, brick stacks. Two storeys and attics. Stone mullioned windows - C19 replacements - on ground and first floors. Hipped dormer in attic. Lower section west of this block, C17, has brick and stone walls and tiled roof with parapets to gables, brick stack. Modern timber doors and windows.

Internally, the rear sections have two large open fireplaces, one with bread oven, both part blocked. Deeply chamfered ceiling beams in two rooms.

RCHM Monument 4.

Listing NGR: ST9357501876


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1226 IOE Records taken by J E Leeson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr JE Leeson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Leeson, Je

Rights Holder: Leeson, Je


Brick, Stone, Tile, Medieval House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Domestic, Dwelling

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