Ash Farmhouse

Date:
2 Sep 2000
Location:
Ash Farmhouse, Porlock, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24 8JN
Reference:
IOE01/02508/29
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
Not what you're looking for? Try a new search

Description

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



_ SS84NW PORLOCK CP 2/42 Ash Farmhouse

-

- II

Farmhouse. C16-C17, altered late C19-early C20. Roughcast over rubble and cob, slate roofs, large lateral stack to right of entrance with bread oven projection, lateral stack end bay left and rising from eaves on wing. L-plan: possible longhouse extended subsequently to 3-cell and cross passage with addition north end, north-east farmbuildings abutting, and south-east wing. One and a half storeys, 2:2 bays, all early C20 casements, 2 dormers left, one right flanking lateral stack, ground floor single storey addition left of entrance beside stack, 2 windows under wooden lintels to right; C19 extension of loft over byre, 3 semi-circular headed openings, central one larger. South gable end, irregular plinth indicating rebuilding of possible agricultural end of farmhouse. Interior: chamfered beams with scroll stops to central room heated by lateral stack, modern grate, very wide through passage now blocked by inserted stair, original cob wall visible in roof space, trusses renewed early C20, part of jointed cruck visible. This is generally believed to be the farm at which Samuel Taylor Coleridge was living when his composition of Kubla Khan was interrupted by the visit from 'the man from Porlock".

Listing NGR: SS8423747815

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1662 IOE Records taken by R M Rayner; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr R.M Rayner. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Rayner, R.M

Rights Holder: Rayner, R.M

Keywords

Cob, Roughcast, Rubble, Slate, Timber, Medieval Longhouse, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan Agricultural Dwelling, Stuart Dwelling, Jacobean Monument <By Form>, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Farmhouse, Cruck House, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Cow House, Animal Shed, Cross Passage House