BLACKMOOR FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1175359
Date first listed:
29-Mar-1963
Statutory Address:
BLACKMOOR FARMHOUSE, BLACKMOOR LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BLACKMOOR FARMHOUSE, BLACKMOOR LANE

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Cannington
National Grid Reference:
ST 24467 38687

Details



ST23NW CANNINGTON CP BLACKMOOR LANE (South side)

7/2 Blackmoor Farmhouse (formerly listed under General) 29.3.65

- I

Manor house and contiguous chapel wing, now farmhouse. Circa 1480 for Thomas Tremayll, further service wing to South and a porch of Cl6, C19 internal alterations and sore fenestration to rear. Red sandstone rubble, large roughly dressed quoins,slate roofs, coped verges, rubble stacks. Two storey hall house with a cross-entry, service wing, prominent North chapel wing with Perpendicular features; 1:1:1:1.1:1 bays, the first and the sixth under front facing gables, 2 and 3-light moulded stone mullioned windows, most with an ogee head to each light; some with a trefoiled head; some with transomes; all with iron saddle bars and stanchions supporting leaded lights. Two storey flat-roofed stair turret with a buttress to fifth bay occupying the angle between the main East-West range and the chapel wing. The latter with a large 3-light window with a 4-centred head, each light with a trefoil head, stopped label; small 2-light attic window set over; the South return of this chapel wing with a tall lancet and an ogee-headed door opening in a moulded stone surround, plank door; the North return with a similar lancet and two 2-stage rubble buttresses with weathered offsets, further later sloping buttress. Principal door opening to house in the third bay, ribbed and studded door-in a moulded ogee-headed stone surround; benched 2-storey gabled porch, first floor removed, moulded ogee-headed outer door opening. Two storey garde-robe to South return, two storey stair turret to rear; this elevation with a further fine 3-light stone mullioned and transomed window, now blocked; further C19 casements. Salient interior feature the roof of the principal range made up of 7 arch-braced jointed crucks with windbracing, further jointed crucks to the South service wing and the chapel wing. Ground floor hall with a moulded and framed ceiling and a large lateral fireplace with a cambered stone lintol; in the North East corner a moulded ogee-headed archway gives onto the stair turret, early Cl9 staircase; 2 smaller similar archways give access to 2 rooms on the first floor; further C15 features. East window of the chapel with elaborate flanking niches, adjacent a foiled piscina; framed ceiling overall with later internal divisions and alterations. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 8 October 1973; VCR forthcoming).

Listing NGR: ST2446338692

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
268848
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1985)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in October, (1973)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 23 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/13824/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John H. Sparkes. Source Historic England Archive
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