Pond Farmhouse

24 Feb 2001
Pond Farmhouse, Pond Lane, Purton, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN5 4JG
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SU 08 SE PURTON POND LANE, PURTON STOKE 8/330 Pond Farmhouse 17.1.85 II*

Farmhouse. Late C16, C17 and C18, on earlier moated site.

Limestone rubble. Stone slate roof. 2-storeys and attic.

Original building to rear, 2 bays 1 storey and attic, to which is added early C17 'L' plan front block of 3 bays, limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and offset plinth. This has central stair hall but plan altered later. To rear further extensions in C19 and C20. Original building has later sash windows and 2 gables with 6- pane sashes. C17 building has hollow chamfered stone-mullioned windows, some transomed, with elliptical relieving arches over. On upper floor, these replaced with 16-pane sashes in raised stone surrounds, some blocked by insertion of stack. Half glazed door in trellised pitched porch. Left and rear gable raised and coped.

Inserted stack has shaped shoulders and rebuilt shaft. 1 dormer.

C18 stone wine cellar to rear.

Interior of early building has heavy chamfered cross beams and joists, and formerly timber framed partitions with wattle and daub, now surviving on first floor only. Later building has ovolo moulded ceiling beams and some early doors. Reset datestone of 1698. Stair replaced C20. The house was the country retreat of the Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne, and home of the Bathe family in the C18. Good detached stone cattle house of 1914 on north side.

Listing NGR: SU0877690033


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1597 IOE Records taken by Chris Pocock; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Chris Pocock. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Pocock, Chris

Rights Holder: Pocock, Chris


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