Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1057511

Date first listed: 13-Oct-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Dec-1984

Statutory Address: HIGHER REXTON


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Statutory Address: HIGHER REXTON

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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Stogumber

National Grid Reference: ST 11925 34568



9/186 Higher Rexton (formerly listed as pair of cottages near Rexton Farm)


- II

Farmhouse subsequently divided into 2 cottages, now one. Late Medieval, ceiled C16, enlarged with kitchen addition C17, partially demolished C19, restored 1970s. Red sandstone random rubble, cob core to earlier block, thatched roof, brick stacks gable ends. Plan: thought to be 2 cells remaining of open hall house ceiled to 3 cell and cross passage lying roughly South-North with kitchen addition to West set into hillside, outshot on Southwest side and C20 addition to South-east. North front: 2 storeys, 1:1:1 bays; Mainly C20 leaded casements, truncated gable end of earlier house left, recessed centre of kitchen addition with stair turret projecting slightly right, remains of 3-light chamfered mullion right, centre left large 2-centred arch doorframe reset from farmbuilding, C20 door. Tudor arched doorframe reset on South front. Interior: not viewed, said to contain 4 and a half panel moulded compartment ceiling left, 3 stud partition to South now removed to first floor right, newel stair beside fireplace with hollow moulded jambs on left return with 4-centred arch doorframe to stairs, similar fireplace above, walls raised destroying earlier probably cruck roof. Right chamfered beams with step and runout stops, peaked doorframes to stairs, upper one reset as cupboard, bressumer beam to fireplace with arched head to opening right with evidence thought to suggest a curing chamber prior to insertion of stairs; corndrying kiln left, subseqently a curing chamber with an oven inserted at a later date. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, October 1980, filed under Rexton Farm Cottages).

Listing NGR: ST1192534568


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 264949

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in October, (1980)

End of official listing