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Somerset West and Taunton (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 10497 33650



9/8 Cowmans Cottage


- II

Farmhouse. Late C15, altered early C17, C19 cider cellar added, restored late C20. Red sandstone random rubble, catslide roof left of doorway, asbestos slate bitumen covered to right of tall external stone stack, brick stack left gable end. Plan: open hall with low partitions, ceiled and stair turret with adjoining single cell added, now 3 cell and cross passage with cider cellar incorporated as kitchen. 2-storey, 2-bay block right of external stack, C20 2-light casements many paned window below wooden lintel inserted end bay right, left unlit catslide roof over addition with tiny lancet in re-entrant angle, shouldered wooden doorframe, plank door. Similar doorcase on rear elevation. Interior: stone spiral stairs in addition with peaked door frame to room beside, chamfered bressumer to fireplace with corn drying kiln to right, bread oven right, lateral beams, chamfered wooden lintel to lateral fireplace, 3 pair of jointed crucks, wattle and daub partition on first floor with remains of plaster panel dated 164? said to survive on one partition but not sighted. Formerly known as Willett Farmhouse, (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, November 1980).

Listing NGR: ST1049733650


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'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in November, (1980)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 01 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08429/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr George Stacey. Source Historic England Archive
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