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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: 1227081



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Martock

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: 424689

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ST42SE MARTOCK CP LONG LOAD ROAD (East side) STAPLETON 3/291 Stapleton Farmhouse



Farmhouse. C17/C18 but with medieval origins. Ham stone roughly cut and squared, with ashlar to south end and bay window; thatched roof with half-hip to north, coped gable to south; stone slab chimney stacks with traditional baffle tops. Single-storey with attic, 4 bays. Bay 1 has a 2-storey angled bay window with coped gable on shaped kneelers, with gabletted finial and weathervane, having 1+3+1 light hollow-chamfer mullioned windows; similar mullioned windows under separate labels, of 2 lights, to bay 2 and 3-lights to bays 3 and 4; bays 3 and 4 have 3-light attic casement windows; all windows rectangular-leaded: between bays 3 and 4 a boarded door with glazed panel, protected by deep rustic timber and thatched porch. On north gable a further leaded timber casement, and an old boarded door at first floor level approached by a flight of stone steps. Later extension to rear. Interior not seen, but reported is a cross-passage 3-room plan, some deep-chamfer beams, with 9-panel ceiling to the hall, which has a cambered-arch fireplace: the roof structure a mixture of jointed crucks and post-and-truss structures at north end, probably remains of a hall house; one chimney dated 1688; the bay window a reused example from Bower Hinton. To rear a small C19 addition which could be a horse engine house. (VAG Report, SRO Unpublished, October 1977).

Listing NGR: ST4633921001

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in October, (1977)

National Grid Reference: ST 46339 21001


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