Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1304126

Date first listed: 11-Jun-1986



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County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury (District Authority)

Parish: Southam

National Grid Reference: SO9813323529


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NOVERTON LANE (south side)

Noverton Farmhouse



Large detached house. C16 and C19. Limestone rubble with dressed stone quoins, much of rear wall now faced in unpainted incised render. Stone slate on the forward facing roof pitch, artificial stone slate at rear. C19 extension; coursed squared and dressed limestone with an artificial stone slate roof. Coursed squared and dressed limestone and brick, lean-to on left with slate roof, lean- to on right with a stone slate roof. Brick stacks, one on an ashlar stump. Long rectangular plan with cross gable with through passage off-centre right. Diagonal buttress at corner of cross gable suggests the bay to the right of the cross gable may have been added shortly after the main phase of building. Cl9 extension at right angles rear right. Main body; 2 storeys with cross-gabble off-centre right. Five bays with 2, 3 and 4-light double-chamfered stone-mullioned casements with 4-centred arched heads, carved spandrels and stopped hoods. Blocked 2-light window with hood removed, to ground floor far left. Two-light window with horizontal glazing bars to first floor above. Cast-iron security bars to ground floor, similar bars to first floor. Far right-hand first floor window with hollow chamfers. C19 porch with flat coping and finial to cross gable concealing an early studded plank door retaining part of an early thumb latch. The door lies within the original hollow-chamfered Tudor-arched surround. Doorway opens into through passage with similar early plank door within a segmental-headed flat-chamfered surround with moulded stops. Small flat-chamfered rectangular window (now blocked) to right. Blocked doorway over porch and similar blocked doorway in same position in south facing gable suggests the former presence of some form of exterior access to these doorways. Fenestration at rear similar to that of entrance front, including one 2-light hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned casement. One C20 three-light casement towards east gable end. Change in wall line to left of this point suggests rebuilding of part of this wall. East gable end (possibly rebuilt during C19) is lit by four 2-light stone-mullioned casements with four-centred arched heads, two now blocked and one mutilated. The un-mutilated mullions are hollow-chamfered. West gable end comprises a single light window (restored) on the ground floor, 2- light stone-mullioned casements to first floor and attic. Stopped hood over first floor window. Flat coping at gable ends. Off-the- ridge stack to left of cross gable. Interior; flagged floors. Squared-panelled timber-framed partition walls. Tie beams with deep flat chamfers with small intersecting beams to main body throughout. Small blocked rectangular window with flat-chamfered stone surround in former west gable end of main body. Mutilated stone Tudor-arched fireplace (at one time plastered in) with a small keystone. Roof over room with cross gables contains tie beams whose soffits are painted red. Mortice holes in these beams and wall plaster to height of the beams suggest the first floor room formerly had a higher ceiling. Single arch-braced collar beam truss towards east end of main body may represent a roof truss from an open hall or an upstairs room open to the roof. Small room to right of main entrance (now a bathroom) is reputed to have once been a chapel containing an aumbry (now covered up) and an altar. History; probably built by the Baghot family in the early C16. In the 1540s William Baghot had a 'fair house' at Noverton called Hall Place. In 1569 William Baghot's manor of Hall Place was described as lately belonging to Llanthony Priory. Later known as Upper Noverton Farm. (V.C.H., Vol VIII, p 73-74; Plan in Gloucester Records Office)

Listing NGR: SO9813323529


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Legacy System number: 134507

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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1969), 73-74

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