LEIGH FARMHOUSE WITH RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS FORMING COURTYARD ON NORTH FRONT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1307370
Date first listed:
07-Aug-1986
Statutory Address:
LEIGH FARMHOUSE WITH RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS FORMING COURTYARD ON NORTH FRONT

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Location

Statutory Address:
LEIGH FARMHOUSE WITH RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS FORMING COURTYARD ON NORTH FRONT

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Taunton Deane (District Authority)
Parish:
Pitminster
National Grid Reference:
ST 19905 19214

Details

PITMINSTER CP ST11NE ANGERSLEIGH 9/95 Leigh Farmhouse with range of outbuildings forking courtyard on north front II Farmhouse, now divided. Late medieval, ceiled C16, enlarged late C17-early C18 one bay east with dairy and cellar addition to north and range of outbuildings on north front, altered Cl9 and mid C20. Roughcast over cob, painted brick right return gable end and wing at rear, left return rubble, slate roof, triple Roman tiled wing at rear, brick stacks gable ends, on stone base left and early C18 right, also between first and second bays left of rain range. Plan:possibly double ended open hall house with byre adjoining west on sloping site, dairy in south west corner, former demolished subsequently, house extended one room east with dairy to north-east, entrance resited in former inner room and stair inserted by blocked doorway of cross passage. Two storeys, 1:3 bays, gable end of former dairy left, unlit with 2 raking buttresses, 2 and 3-light C20 casements, entrance between first and second bays right, half glazed door rear elevation, pointed arch chamfered doorframe to former cross passage,tiny stair light to left,2-light hallow chamfered mullioned window beyond, small glazed opening to former curing chamber in gable end.Range of outbuildings,abutting north east dairy wing,timber framed with brick nogging onto court-yard, chert random rubble exterior, triple Roman tiled roof continued over to gable end forming porch. Interior: plank and muntin screen to cross passage exposed in former kitchen, chamfered lintel with bread oven projection and former curing chamber right, entrance now via room whose original purpose is uncertain;much alteration at this end. Hall fireplace blocked, with plinth to rear wall in ross passage, former stair in rear wall removed, chamfered beans with step and runout stops, chamfered wooden lintel to bedroom fireplace at kitchen end with small pivot peg cupboard beside and remains of plaster noulding, evidence of smoke blackened jointed cruck truss roof with stoke blackening said to be evident over early dairy in north-west corner. (VA6 Retorts, unpublished SRO, February 1983).

Listing NGR: ST1990519214

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
271042
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in February, (1983)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 14 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/12567/12
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