Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1060353

Date first listed: 07-Aug-1986

Statutory Address: HIGHER WELLISFORD


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Statutory Address: HIGHER WELLISFORD

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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane (District Authority)

Parish: Langford Budville

National Grid Reference: ST 09480 21765


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LANGFORD BUDVILLE CP ST02SE WELLISFORD 3/50 Higher Wellisford GV II Farmhouse, now dwelling. C16, C17 lower end rebuilt as parlour with south-west wing and south-east kitchen wing, walls flanking lateral stack rebuilt flush, first floor end bay left rebuilt and mainly refenestrated C20. Roughcast and render over rubble, painted brick first floor end bay left, slate roofs, brick stacks gable ends and to original lateral stack to left of entrance, also south-east gable end. U-plan facing north, ground rises to east and drops away steeply to west, 3-cell and cross passage, with stair turret opening out of hall in angle with south-east kitchen wing.Two storeys, 1:2:2 bays, irregular facade breaking forward centre and again in end 2 bays right, mixed late C19 and C20 fenestration, 4-centred arch doorway third bay right C19 Tudor-style door with decorative hinges said to have come from Langford Budville School. Interior partially seen: chamfered plank and muntin screen with carpenters marks on concrete plinth to left of cross passage, peaked doorframe cut to square head, joists projecting above screen into hall, right,2 moulded beams, chamfered lintel and chamfered stone jambs to hall fireplace, right hand jamb with small opening formerly serving as small window before front wall rebuilt; peaked doorframe to inner room (now kitchen) with 4-panelcompartment ceiling and moulded beams, empty stair turret now part of corridor to former kitchen with evidence of bacon curing chamber (now stairs) to right of fireplace. Rebuilt lower end with remains of 2 restored plasterwork garlands.Upper storey not seen. A pair of jointed cruck trusses one said to be set in from east gable end with evidence of single truss in rear wall of lower end room. Extensive rebuilding over a long period of time makes it difficult to ascertain the exact evolution of the house. It has been suggested that the screen has been moved to the east of its original position when the present stairs were inserted in the cross passage. (VA6 Report, unpublished SRO, July 1973).

Listing NGR: ST0948021765


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Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in July, (1973)

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