LOWER STOFORD FARMHOUSE, WALL, GATE-PIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL RUNNING NORTH-SOUTH TO THE REFECTORY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1308046

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 04-May-1984

Statutory Address: LOWER STOFORD FARMHOUSE, WALL, GATE-PIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL RUNNING NORTH-SOUTH TO THE REFECTORY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: LOWER STOFORD FARMHOUSE, WALL, GATE-PIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL RUNNING NORTH-SOUTH TO THE REFECTORY

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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane (District Authority)

Parish: Halse

National Grid Reference: ST 14463 28780

Summary

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History

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Details

The following building shall be upgraded to II*

ST 12 NW HALSE CP LOWER STOFORD

6/155 Lower Stoford Farmhouse, wall, gate-piers and boundary wall running n-s to the Refectory

GV II*

and the description shall be amended to read:

Farmhouse. Circa late C15 or early C16, remodelled later in C16 and early C17. Plastered and whitewashed stone rubble and possibly some cob. Thatched roof with gabled and half-hipped ends. Rendered axial and gable end stacks, height- ened in brick. Plan and development: 3-room and through-passage plan facing south, lower end to the right (east). Hall and lower end room were originally open to the roof, both heated by open hearth fires and separated by closed trusses. The inner room was unheated originally and may have had a solar above. The first phase of remodelling was insertion of halls axial stack back- ing onto passage, the addition of lower gable end stack and the flooring of lower end, probably in C15 and possibly before the hall was floored in circa early C17. A wing at front of lower end has been removed and an outbuilding behind lower end is now the kitchen. Exterior: 1 storey and attic. Asymmetri- cal 5-window south front. Stone rubble gable to right is truncated wing. C19 and C20 3-light casements with leaded panes, first floor in eyebrow half- dormers. Doorway at centre with ovolo-moulded frame and with old studded plank door to through passage in later thatched porch; small early 2-light chamfered mullion window on right and 3-light leaded pane window on left, to left of which is projecting stair turret with small 2-light chamfered window and long attached single storey thatched-roof wing. Right (east) gable end has 3-light chamfered first floor window and small pointed arch window below to curing chamber with oven and kiln projecting on left with thatched roofs. Interior: Lower east end room has hollow chamfered cross-beam with step stops and large fireplace with oven and long chamfered lintel continuing over curing chamber on left and corn- drying kiln on right. Passage lower side partition plastered over but exposed doorframe. Original passage-hall doorframe with chamfered pointed arch. Hall has large fireplace with chamfered timber lintel and moulded stone jambs and framed ceiling with moulded plaster oak leaves, rosettes and strapwork motifs; moulded plaster frieze over fireplace with oak leaf and diagonal strip flower sprays. Inner room has replaced axial beam. Winder staircase rising from hall and solid baulk newel stairs in turret vent to smoking chamber. The 5-bay medieval roof structure is complete and smoke-blackened from open hearth fires in the hall and lower end. Side-pegged jointed cruck trusses with cranked collars, trenched purlins and diagonal ridgepiece complete with common rafters and some original wattle instead of battens over lower end. Hall truss has chamfered arch braces. Hall - inner room and passage - lower end partitions are closed trusses, smoke blackened on all sides except for inner room side. Source: E H D Williams; unpublished report in SRO and NBR.

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ST12NW HALSE CP LOWER STOFORD

6/155 Lower Stoford Farmhouse, wall, gate piers and boundary wall running N-S to the Refectory (Lower Stoford Farmhouse formerly listed)

25.2.55

GV II

Farmhouse. C16, altered early C17. Rendered over rubble, thatched roof, half hipped to left with external rendered stack and brick chimney, rendered stack to left-of cross passage and on right gable end. Open hall derivative, now 3 cell and cross passage with extension to North, originally farm buildings. One and a half storeys, 5 baysi 3-light mullion window with glazing bars, 3 dormers, ground floor 3 windows on either side of central doorway, four centre arched doorway, C20 medieval style door. Right-hand outer bay gabled and projecting slightlt forward with single storey projection on right-hand side, bacon curing chamber. Rear elevation (present day entrance front) has fine four centre arched doorway with moulded jambs, and C17 door. Interior: cross passage probably has stud and panel screen concealed behind board on the right, opening onto original kitchen. Chamfered beams with large diamond stops. Bressumer beam across East end incorporates moulded lintel to fireplace and round headed entrance to bacon curing chamber on right, similar opening to original staircase bay on left, both now cupboards. Early C17 staircase turret on North side, with solid oak steps, added when open hall at West end ceiled. To left of cross passage framed ceiling with steep chamfers, 4 compartments with plaster decoration of oak leaves and cartouches. Incomplete plaster frieze of oak and diagonal flower vase strips above fireplace. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, March 1973).

Listing NGR: ST1446328780

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 270366

Legacy System: LBS

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