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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1176487



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: East Coker

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Apr-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 263648

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5/90 Darvole Farm House

19.4.61 - II*

Farmhouse. Late C16. Local stone rubble with Ham stone dressings, the South face being rendered; thatched roof with plain verges; brick end chimney stacks. 2-storeys with attic and C16 outshuts to North. 3-bay South elevation. Hollow chamfer mullioned windows with large rectangular leaded panes, under continuous label to ground floor and with separate labels above, the lower windows of 5-light and upper of 4-lights; central camber-arched doorway under very deep lintel: 2 half-height buttresses each end, not bonded in. Thatched 2-storey outbuilding to West with plain opening to ground floor and worn stone steps to first floor. East gable of house has 2 eaves-height offset buttresses, timber casement to ground floor, 2-light mullioned window at first floor and 3-light to attic. 3-light mullioned windows to North elevation, one of which bears legend 'Milk House' - relic of Window Tax Exemption. Interior not accessible, but layout seems little changed, some chamfered beams survive but modern fireplaces installed. (M Barley, The English Farmhouse and Cottage, page 262, 1961; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST5562212418

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Barley, M W, The English Farmhouse and Cottage, (1961), 262
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in Vernacular Architecture Group Report, (1972)

National Grid Reference: ST 55622 12418


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