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Statutory Address:

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

Taunton Deane (District Authority)
Norton Fitzwarren
National Grid Reference:
ST 19973 27003


ST22NW NORTON FITZWARREN CP ST12NE LANGFORD Giffords Farmhouse 5/145 and Barn 4/145

12.11.84 GV II*

Farmhouse. C16, altered mid C20, undergoing extensive restoration at time of survey (May 1984). Roughcast over cob, rear wing faced in rubble, double Roman tiled roof with slight bell-cast and overhanging caves, small rebuilt stack right gable end, large external stepped stack on facade left of entracne, tall brick stack rising from eaves left. L-plan, 3 cell and cross passage lying North East South Test with coeval 2 cell West wing extended as outbuildings. Two storeys, C20 fenestration, tall dormer window rising from eaves left of stack, small glazed opening first floor right, unexplained recess in facade beyond, ground floor 2 window openings left of lateral stack, one to right of C20 doorway with imported C19 Ham stone plaque above carved with initials CLP. Right gable end unlit, long left return with C20 fenestration. Interior: stud and-panel screens to cross passage, partly decayed right, peaked doorframe, chamfered joists above, apex of moulded 4 centred arch to back door remains: kitchen right of cross passage with stair set against rear Hall, chamfered lintel to fireplace, bread oven and evidence of curing chamber; to left, hollow chanfer 6-panel compartment ceiling partly cut by inserted stair against rear wall, recess to left of rebuilt fireplace lit on facade, framed partition to end neon moulded 4-panel compartment ceiling, framed West hall to wing, with another framed partition beyond, 4 pealed doorfraaes at this junction. First floor 2 pairs of framed jointed trusses exposed with intermediate trusses at upper end formed of cusped common rafters in 3 tiers notched into chamfered purlins with runout stops; lower end not sighted, West gable end timber framed with concave wind braces partly cut by inserted C20 window. A remarkable survival in this area of original timber work.

Listing NGR: ST1997327003


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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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Date: 26 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/09406/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Perry. Source Historic England Archive
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