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

Mendip (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 58150 42549


In the entry for

NORTH WOOTTEN WORMINSTER ST S4 SE 4/171 Red House Farmhouse the address shall be amended to read


Red House Farmhouse

the list was previously amended in respect of this entry on 9 October 1987


NORTH WOOTTEN WORMINSTER ST 54 SE 4/171 Red House Farmhouse II

House, formerly a farmhouse. C15 long house altered in late C16 or early C17 and with later minor alterations. Haematite rubble walls rendered with thin coat of plaster. C20 tiled roof replacing thatch. Two brick stacks rebuilt in C20: central ridge stack and west gable end stack. A two storey, end gabled range of five framed roof bays with later raised eaves on the south front. Rebuilt west gable and rebuilt east gable wall: probably C19. A single storey lean-to under a catslide roof may be the remains of a wing at east end of the south front. A small single storey lean-to built against the west gable wall is not of special interest. Three unit plan with cross passage entered from the south between the west and central rooms. C15 range open to roof except for a loft in the west bay until late C16 or early C17 when floors, stairs and chimney stack to central room flanking cross passage inserted. South front: entrance doorway with late C20 door. Late C20 wood casements in earlier openings with timber lintols to left and right: the larger window to right has C17 ashlar jambs with bead moulds. On first floor, three C20 wood casements, all in earlier openings with timber lintols: two lights in left and right casements and single light in central casement. The rear (north) wall has former doorway to cross passage blocked in lower part and with C20 window in head of the heavy timber doorframe; at east end of wall a doorway with heavy timber frame and stable doors. In west gable wall a C20 casement inserted in earlier opening with timber lintol. In east gable wall a two light casement to each floor. Interior: in central room a late C16 inglenook fireplace with broadly chamfered stone frame and an outer chamfer to the right hand pier: worn base stops to the vertical chamfers. Late C16 winding stair to right of chimney and doorway to passage with solid baulk steps. Inserted cross beamed ceiling of 6 panels with deep chamfers to the beams. The west room has a central chamfered bridging beam with scrolled stops and a beam chamfered on the inner side close to the gable end wall partly enclosed within the later inserted gable end chimney stack. Chamfer has run out stops with steps. A late, inserted bridging beam close to the partition with the cross passage. On the first floor partly exposed C15 roof trusses: at west end a closed truss with the beam cut for doorway to end room from corridor on north side. The end room originally a loft closed off by a framed partition with small blocked doorway at south end where soffit of truss tie beam is trimmed for the chamfered curved head of doorway arch: pegged mortices for door posts to either side. The second truss is a plain raised cruck and the third bay a raised cruck with arch braced cambered collar: chamfers to both faces of arch. The fourth truss has a tie beam and collar and closes the altered fifth roof bay. Wall on lower purlin on north side chamfered in the third and fourth bays and similar chamfered upper purlins in the same bays to both sides. The wall purlins on the south side removed when the roof was raised. Wind braces in two tiers on the north side visible in the third bay. The third and fourth bay formerly the open roof over the C15 hall. The fifth bay over the east rooms probably the parlour and chamfer of C15 house, but later a byre with upper floor approached by stair at south end, the upper floor closed from lean-to roof by a timber partition. The fifth bay remodelled in C19.

Listing NGR: ST5815042549


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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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