Shores Farmhouse, And Front Boundary Wall

15 Apr 2003
Shores Farmhouse, And Front Boundary Wall, Lopen, South Somerset, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

LOPEN CP LOPEN VILLAGE ST4214 8/45 Shores Farmhouse, and front boundary wall 4.2.58


Detached farmhouse. C17, probably modified in C18. Ham stone cut and squared, with some ashlar; thatched roofs between stepped coped gables; brick chimney stacks. Two storeys, 4 bays, of which bay 1 is set lower, and bays 3 and 4 are ashlar faced. Hollow-chamfered mullioned windows in chamfered recesses of 3- 4-, 2- and 3-lights below, bay 1 having separate label and the remainder sharing one which is stepped up over the cambered-arched doorway to right of bay 1 and the window to bay 4; above, plain casement windows, 3-light except bay 2 which is 4-light, bay 1 window set up to eaves, the remainder have exposed timber lintels; small double stairlight or lamplight to left of lower bay 1; above bay 3 a Sun Insurance plate. North gable plain; 2-light mullioned window in south gable at first floor level: extension westwards from south-west corner. Interior not seen, but reported is a cross-passage plan of 4 rooms in line, of which that to bay 1 was the kitchen, with wide fireplace and oven and traces of stair to low room over; to first floor main block some 'in-and-out' timber board partitions. About 3 metres east of house a rubble wall with thin angled coping, about one metre high, with slight sweeps up to gateway opposite door, with returns to house corners, adding to setting of house and to straetscape. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 1977).

Listing NGR: ST4263014251


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1571 IOE Records taken by Michael Perry; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Michael Perry. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Perry, Michael

Rights Holder: Perry, Michael


Ashlar, Ham Hill Stone, Rubble, Thatch, Tudor Farmhouse, Elizabethan Domestic, Stuart Agricultural Dwelling, Jacobean Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Cross Passage House, Monument <By Form>, Wall, Barrier