Portbury Priors

13 Apr 2007
Portbury Priors, Station Road, Portbury, North Somerset, Somerset, BS20 7TN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


1/172 Portbury Priors 15.lO.52 - II

Farmhouse. Mid C17, possibly incorporating a late mediaeval building; altered C19. Random rubble; double Roman tiled and pantiled roofs; diagonal and square rubble stacks. East elevation. 2 storeys. 5 bays: the outer 4 bays are in 2 projecting wings with pitched roofs; 2- and 3-light casement windows with moulded and chamfered mullions (some C19), under hood moulds and relieving arches to the left wing. Set back behind the wings is the main body of the house; three steep gables rise from the eaves. The central bay is part of the main house: 3-light casement window on the first floor; C20 door in chamfered surround with depressed arch head. The rear (west) elevation has 2 storey and attics in 3 steep gables. 3 bays: 2- and 3-light casement windows with moulded and chamfered mullions and surrounds; the central ones are 3-light cross windows under relieving arches; all under drip moulds. C19 door off-centre to left.

Single storey bakehouse projects at right. South elevation: 3 gables to south elevation with off-centre chamfered door surround under a segmental head; plank door with strap hinges which have open scroll ends. Interior. Hall: wide chamfered beam, now plastered; fireplace with arched lintel; moulded door frame to stairway with elaborate but coarsely cut stops. Old kitchen: ovolo moulded lintel to fireplace with segmental head and iron chimney crane. Sitting room (north east): ogee and hollow moulded ashlar fireplace with depressed 4-centred head. Centre first floor room on west side has arch-braced collar beam roof.

Listing NGR: ST4974675351


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0125 IOE Records taken by Michael Bass; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Michael Bass. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bass, Michael

Rights Holder: Bass, Michael


Pantile, Rubble, Tile, Medieval Building, Tudor Unassigned, Elizabethan Farmhouse, Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Bakehouse