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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1058800



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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: West Pennard

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 267688

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WEST PENNARD CP SOUTHTOWN LANE (North side) ST53NE HIGHER SOUTHTOWN 7/215 Higher Southtown Farmhouse 22.ll.66


Farmhouse. C16, C17, inscribed date on attic window:- "1611". Dressed stone, and coursed and squared rubble; in alternating bands to left wing, double Roman tile roof, coped verges, C20 brick stacks on earlier bases. L-shaped frontage, 3-unit and cross-passage plan with later wings. Two storeys, 1:1:1:1 bays; left bay in a projecting wing with a front-facing gable, 4-light ovolo-moulded wooden mullioned window to ground floor, similar 3-light window to first floor, stopped labels. Three and 4-light ovolo-moulded stone mullioned windows with labels to right 3 bays, except right window to first floor hollow moulded, and centre window of 2-lights and wooden mullioned, set directly under the eaves; outer windows to first floor set in dormer gables with copings on kneelers; stanchion bars, cast-iron casements, those to first floor with small square-paned leaded lights. Door opening to centre of right 3 bays, studded plank door with iron strap hinges in an ovolo-moulded and pegged wooden surround. Corresponding door on cross-passage to rear. Right return with a decorative scrolled panel in the gable face. Interior with 2 moulded cross-beamed ceilings, to left room on ground floor with much elaborate decoration including bosses carved as Tudor roses. This room also with re-used C18 panelling, niche cupboard to right of fireplace, door to left with naive C18 painting of a goddess. Two fireplaces with broad wooden bressumers, one with a 4-centred arch. C18 staircase; winder staircase, a door at its base, narrow stair-light.

Listing NGR: ST5579337792

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National Grid Reference: ST 55793 37792


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