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Description: Broadley Farmhouse
Date Listed: 11 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 101112
OS Grid Reference: SX7285754586
OS Grid Coordinates: 272857, 54586
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3774, -3.7895
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In the entry for
SX 75 SW
8/197 Broadley Farmhouse
The address shall be amended to read
SX 75 SW DIPTFORD -
8/197 Broadley Farmhouse (formerly listed
11.11.52 under North Huish Parish)
Farmhouse. Probably late C16 and C17, on an earlier site; remodelled and
extended in circa late C18 and/or early C19; with C20 alterations and
repairs. Mostly slate rubble, some dressed slate, partly slate hung rear
wall. Slate roof right hand end hipped left hand end gabled but formerly
hipped; and hipped where the left end of the range projects. Left hand
rendered gable end stack; centre left brick axial stack, to right of centre
projecting front lateral stack with rebuilt shaft and rebuilt top to right
hand end stack (now an axial stack); large rear lateral stack with large
slate shaft with granite quoins.
Plan. the original plan and subsequent development is not clear. The
existing house is a very long single depth 5-room plan. The left hand
(west) 2-room plan has a central entrance and appears to be a circa early
C19 addition or possibly a conversions of that date from a farm building.
Of the remaining 3 rooms the left hand room is slightly deeper which may be
due to later rebuilding when a lateral stack was added at the back. At the
front a turret overlaps this left hand room and the central room; it
reputedly contained a garderobe shaft before the late C20 alterations.
There is a solid wall between the left hand room and middle room. The
middle room has been divided by C20 partitions and a stair inserted but on
the front there is a lateral stack and there may have been a through
passage at the right hand end of the room (opposing front and back
doorways) the large right hand room has a very large fireplace at the right
hand gable end which has a curved wall like a newel stair shaft to the
south of the stack. At ground level in the front wall of the right hand
room there is a small slanting entrance which may have been for a conduit
to supply water to the house; the conduit may well have continued along the
front of the house under the garderobe. The farm building (range of
farmbuildings adjoining north of Broadley Farmhouse qv) at the right hand
end of the house extends to the rear and may be integral with that end of
the house or the construction of the farm building may be with a
remodelling of the right end of the house.
Exterior: 2 storeys a very long asymmetrical range of approximately 12
windows. The 6-window range to the left projects; the 3 symmetrical
windows to the left are in the early C19 extension with early C19 3-light
casements with glazing bars the ground floors with cambered red brick
arches and a central doorway with a glazed and flush panel door and a late
C19 or early C20 wooden lattice porch; the window above the porch is a
later single light casement with glazing bars. To the right of the
projecting range the windows are similar 3-light casements on the first
floor and a large 5-light window on the ground floor to the right of which
is the projecting garderobe tower with a small casement on both floors and
a blocked window slit high on the right hand return.
The long range to the right is set back and has a projecting lateral stack
to the left of centre; there are various asymmetrical diagonal C19 and C20
casements and a C20 glazed door to the right of the lateral stack. At the
extreme right end is the end wall of the farm building which returns at
right angles to the rear.
The rear (north) elevation is recessed to the right/west and has a C20 open
porch in the angle. At the centre there is a large lateral stack rising
from a dressed slate wall, and to the left (east) the ground floor is stone
rubble with slate hanging above concealing the concrete block rebuilding of
this wall. 2 C20 doors and all C20 casements to the left; and to the right
the windows appear to be C19 2-light casements on the first floor. The
doorway to the left of centre has a slated canopy in shaped brackets, one
of which has been renewed. A flight of external stone stairs to a first
floor doorway on the left.
Interior: the right hand (east) end room has 2 large chamfered cross beams
with head stops the joists have been replaced, and an ovolo moulded lintel
over the rear (north) window. In the right hand (east) end wall a very
large fireplace with dressed slate jambs, large chamfered wooden lintel
with hollow step stops and an oven. The third room from the left hand
(west) end which is the end room of the old range has a large lateral
fireplace on the rear wall with reused roof moulded granite jambs and a
square section wooden lintel.
Roof: The whole roof structure appears to have been replaced in late C18 or
early C19 and none of the partitions rise into the roof space. The roof
construction is of roughly cambered collars lapped and pegged to the face
of the straight principals which are halved and pegged at the apex.
Broadley was a Saxon estate which was mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Listing NGR: SX7285754586
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