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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: 1059056



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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Otterhampton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Jan-1989

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 268951

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4/99 OTTERHAMTON BROOKSIDE ROAD Combwich (north side) No 6 (Fender House) with outbuildings


Former farmhouse, now house. Late C16 or early C17, much modified and extended in late C18 or early C19. Rough coursed and squared lias to early wing and squared coursed lias to later wing, 2 or 3-room plan, the stair case possibly to right of fire-place in room to right, but now a straight star to divided landing, opposite porch, a late wing added at right angles, right. Early block has swept down roof over former dairy, back right. Two storeys, entrance front has at ground floor three 3-light casements with glazing bars, and small internal wood mullions; at first floor a 16-pane sash and three 2-light casements with glazing bars. Off-centre left a gabled glazed porch over a C19 panelled door, 6 glazed and 3 solid panels. Return wing has a part-glazed door and a 9-pane sash below 9-pane sash; eaves and ceiling heights greater than in early block. Three brick gable stacks. Left, or south gable has two added raking buttresses and a single deep-set. casement. Attached is a later C19 parallel wing with gable. Outer gable to return wing has small casement at upper level. Back has swept-down section and a small conservatory. To the north a 2-storey stable has gabled ends; north front has 2-light mullioned opening and wide plank door, front gable, with plank door, rear gable heavily overgrown (December 1988). This is linked to house by a high rubble wall covering a former stone-paved yard, now covered by lean-to roof.

Interior: entry hall has straight stick stair to divided flight at top landing. Left parlour has remains of 4-compartment ceiling with large, deep-chamfered beams, c350mm wide, to run out stops; the middle transverse beam is much smaller, cl5Omm wide, but also deep chamfer, and the right-hand 2 compartments have been greatly curtailed by insertion of the later stair hall. The compartments occupy only about two thirds of the room, which may have been extended later. No fireplaces of interest. At the upper floor, to right of the chimney breast in the north room, at the junction with later wing, a curved wall suggests position for original staircase. Roof space not inspected but 2 pairs of heavy principals in north end, and parts of similar principals near stair-head. A curved principal, now papered over shows probable position of earlier roof, near staircase end.

A modest-looking house, but enclosing interesting early remains. In the early C20 there was a bakery on the site.

Listing NGR: ST2578442144

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National Grid Reference: ST 25784 42144


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