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Statutory Address:

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

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In the entry for BUTLEIGH HIGH STREET (east side) ST 53 SW Bridge Farmhouse 12/8 22.ll.66


The entry shall be amended to read:

ST 53 SW BUTLEIGH HIGH STREET (east side) 12/8 Bridge Farmhouse 22.11.66

GV II*(star)

Farmhouse. C14, walls rebuilt in stone in C18/19 and internally remodelled in C17; later alterations, especially in mid C19. Lias rubble, squared and coursed to rear wing; stone-coped pantile roof with brick gable end stacks to left end rear right wing. L plan with rear right wing. 2 storeys; 2-winder front range. Timber-tintel over 8/8-pane sashes to left and 2-light casement with glazing doors to right of central C19 plank door with a glazed panel, transomelight and gabled pantile hood on rubble base. C17 three-light ovolo-moulded wood-mullioned windows to first floor. Right-hand south elevation, including rear wing, has late C16/C17 three-light hollow-moulded stone-mullioned windows to rear wing, and blocked archway (?cellar door) to medieval gable end which has C14 single-light slit windows above 2 blocked windows. To rear, a porch between rear wing and later lean-to has reset C14 arched doorway with hollow/step/ogee moulding; blocked chamfered arched doorway inside porch. Interior: not inspected but noted as having 4 two-tier cruck-trusses, all smoke blackened with chamfered arched and wind bracing, yoked apex and tenoned purlins; windbrace slots to the north truss show that the roof extended further than the present gable; similar crucks to the rear wing. Two-centred arched and chamfered, stone doorway to first floor rear, and piscina to first-floor centre. Exposed beams and timber framework. Later features include C17 open fireplaces with chamfered bressumer and C18 china cupboard with fluted Ionic pilasters. The C14 house had a small room with an upper chamber to the south (right) divided by a cross passage from a larger room to the north. A high-stature C14 house, the cruck trusses being of similar type to the Glastonbury Abbey barns and the C14 barn at Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Significantly Butleigh was part of the Glastonbury Abbey estate until 1536.



12/8 Bridge Farmhouse



Farmhouse. C16, C17 alterations, further C19 work. Coursed and squared rubble, coped verge, pantile roof, brick stack. Hall house, later floored with a wing added at the rear; L plan. Two storey, 2-bay road frontage, 3-light ovolo moulded wooden-mullioned window to left of first floor, similar modified window to right. Virtually flush-mounted 16-pane sash window to left of ground floor, 2-light casement with glazing bars to right. Central C19 plank door with a glazed panel, transomlight, gabled pantile hood on a rubble base. Three-light hollow-moulded stone-mullioned windows in wing to rear; doorway in a moulded stone surround with a 4-centred head. Interior with evidence of an open hall; smoke blackened open arch-braced two tier cruck roof. (VAG report, unpublished SRO, January 1979).

Listing NGR: ST5225333642


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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: 24 Oct 2006
Reference: IOE01/16101/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Perry. Source Historic England Archive
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