- 24 Sep 2002
- Grant's Farmhouse, Bishops Hull, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4 1EJ
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST12SE BISHOP'S HULL CP RUMWELL
8/22 Grant's Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Late medieval, said to be dated 1608 in South gable end, extensively altered and North gable end largely rebuilt late C20. Roughcast, thatched roof, brick stacks left gable end and to left of cross passage. Plan: open hall ceiled to 3 and cross passage. One and a half storeys, 3 bays: two early C19 leaded iron casements in eyebrow dormer left, renewed metal casement in eyebrow dormer right, ground floor two C20 3-light casements left and one right of C20 plank door with bull's eye glass, thatched roughcast porch. Interior not seen, said to contain early use of brick for inserted cross passage fireplace with unusually complete moulded lintol without stops, 6-panel steeply chamfered compartment ceiling and shouldered doorway into wattle and daub partition at upper end. A plank and muntin screen with remains of floral decoration was removed when the lower end partly rebuilt. Evidence that prior to restoration the house contained both true and jointed cruck trusses, now only the latter and an uncommon cusped truss with triangular yoked apex remaining. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, April 1981).
Listing NGR: ST1920823396
Copyright IoE Mrs Gillian Reed. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Reed, Gillian
Rights Holder: Reed, Gillian
Roughcast, Thatch, Timber, Medieval Farmhouse, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Cross Passage House, Monument <By Form>, Cruck House, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Open Hall House, Hall House