Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1056966

Date first listed: 18-Feb-1988

Statutory Address: SWAN THATCH


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Statutory Address: SWAN THATCH

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Seavington St. Michael

National Grid Reference: ST4099215215




Detached cottage, apparently once divided. Circa 1600 origins, modified. Ham stone rubble; thatched roof between stepped coped gables; brick end and intermediate chimney stacks. Two storeys, four bays. Horizontal-bar casement windows, 4-light bay 1 and 3-light bays 3 and 4, all with timber lintels, the window to upper bay 1 set into the thatch, where the eaves over bays 1 and 2 is set lower: to bay 2 a boarded door in heavy frame, and similar door in deep recess left of bay 4. Timber leanto against west gable and linking covered wing on east gable. 0utshut to rear. Interior not seen, but reported is a 3-room cross-passage plan of what was probably a single-storey house originally, with stair and main fireplace alongside the passage; fireplace has one side timber-framed, with timber-framed smoke hood above, and the central room has a 6-panel beamed ceiling; oven on northwest corner, probably of later date; roof trusses of early collar and tie beam type, closed posts. Enclosing a small garden, about 1.2 metres deep, to bays 3 and 4 only a low stone wall with wrought-iron spearpoint railings, having arch-braced urn-cap finials, matching gate opposite bay 4 door, carved returns to each end, adding to setting of the house, which was formerly the village bakery, and which later served as a Post 0ffice. (VAG Report, unpublished SR0, January 1979).

Listing NGR: ST4099215215


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Legacy System number: 264169

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in January, (1979)

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