Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1136474

Date first listed: 21-Oct-1952

Statutory Address: CORSTON FARMHOUSE


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Statutory Address: CORSTON FARMHOUSE

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

District: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Aust

National Grid Reference: ST 59852 90244


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3/107 Corston Farmhouse 21.10.52 - II*

Farmhouse. Main structure of early C17 possibly incorporating earlier building, with later additions. Rubble with stone dressings, double Roman tiled roof with gable stacks with diagonal brick chimneys, except south gable with false rubble stack over staircase inside. T-plan, symmetrical west front. 2½ storeys with 2 gables rising to ridge height, 3 windows, all casements with timber lintels and wooden ovolo mullions, 4-light at ground floor, 3-light at 1st floor and 2-light in gables, one blocked window at apex of each gable, with drip mould, central 12-panelled door with studs and raised moulded battens, said to come from Church of St. Mary of Malmesbury (q.v.) at time of C19 restoration, has bolection moulded frame, timber lintel and drip mould, blocked cellar window to right under timber lintel. East side of south wing has 3-light casement with chamfered mullions and timber lintel, 2-light window in gable with flat frame, leaded lights and drip mould, blocked window with hood mould above; south east gable has blocked window at apex. East side has C20 timber casement with timber lintel at ist floor, small blocked window to left of gable with hood mould, plank door to right with glass insertion in plain frame with timber lintel. North side has gable to north wing and east wing, probable former dairy attached has door and window both with timber lintel and frame. Interior: chamfered beams with bar and scroll stops, all windows bolection moulded inside, through passage, ground floor left has heavy chamfered lintel to fireplace (with c.1930 fireplace inserted), studded plank and batten doors. Unusually wide winder stair rising to 2nd floor, has moulded grip handrail, moulded newels and risers, elaborate splat balusters remaining at 2nd floor level, lower levels have square balusters replacing former splat balusters; all doors at 1st floor are plank doors with vertical mouldings, with studs and strap hinges to reverse, bolection moulded frames with bar and scroll stops. At 2nd floor, all blocked windows at apexes of gables retain ovolo mullions, wooden diamond stanchions and leaded diamond lights, plank shutters. 5-bay roof has tie-beams under floor, collars, 2 rows of purlins, diagonal joint between principal rafters, no ridge, all chamfered. Previously had ball finials to all gables. Reputed to be of monastic origin connected with Church of St. Mary of Malmesbury (q.v.).

Listing NGR: ST5985290244


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Legacy System number: 35209

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