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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: 1248812



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tatworth and Forton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Nov-1997

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 430554

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8/97 Manor Farmhouse (formerly listed as Forton Manor Farmhouse in the Civil Parish of Chard) 4.2.58


Farmhouse. Late medieval open hall house, ceiled subsequently, enlarged early-mid C17, partly demolished early C20, rear wall rebuilt mid-late C20. Roughcast over rubble exposed on rebuilt south-west gable end, thatched roof hipped to left, rebuilt brick stack second bay left, large lateral stack to right of original entrance. Plan: open hall house, ceiled and extended one bay south-west (or lower and rebuilt), another bay added subsequently and then demolished, lower roofed single bay agricultural addition at north-east end. Two storeys, 1:3:1 bays, eaves line higher to right of stack, all renewed casements, lower roofed addition unlit first floor, inserted window ground floor and another to right with inserted C20 door, wide pointed arch chamfered doorframe with refaced door beside lateral stack. Interior: beams to left of through passage boxed in, grate blocked with bread oven projecting at rear into present kitchen, former scullery. To right of through passage plank and muntin screen with depressed ogee-head opening to room with lateral stack and blocked grate, arch head opening in screen to small room at rear. Straight stair rising in through passage with arched head on landing and turned newels. To right framed collar beam truss above the plank and muntin screen, one open and another framed at present gable end of building with 2 inserted doorways, now blocked, depressed Tudor arch head Ham stone chimney piece on facade wall; end walls and sloping ceilings, apart from one beside chimneypiece, embellished with cartouches containing strapwork decoration and biblical texts in English; there are rosettes on gable end wall, early-mid C17. The colours are grey, black and gold, and the paintings have recently been restored, Three pairs of jointed cruck trusses visible to north-east. A watercolour of the farmhouse of C1910 shows the demolished south-west end bay with a hipped roof and lit on first floor only.

Listing NGR: ST3357006992

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National Grid Reference: ST 33570 06992


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