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Description: Bozomzeal Farmhouse Including Front Garden Area Wall to West
Date Listed: 11 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 101161
OS Grid Reference: SX8638253604
OS Grid Coordinates: 286382, 53604
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3713, -3.5990
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11/249 Bozomzeal Farmhouse
including front garden
11.11.52 area wall to W
House. A mid to late C16 extension to a Medieval house which was largely
demolished in circa early C17 when the mid to late C16 addition was itself
extended; refurbished in the late C20. Local slate rubble with Beerstone
windows at front. slate roof with gable end to left and hipped right hand
end with red clay ridge tiles. Rendered axial stack to right of centre
slightly projecting stone rubble stack at gable end of rear wing.
Plan and Develocment: The existing house is L shaped on plan and consists
of a long 2-room plan main range facing north west, its lower right hand
room is heated from a lateral stack at the back and the larger left hand
room has an axial stack at its lower left end backing onto an entrance hall
between the 2 rooms. Behind the left hand room there is an integral stair
- turret and a wing beyond with a gable end stack and a small unheated
closet in the angle. There is another wing on the higher ground level to
the left of the rear wing and an outshut in the angle in front of it.
It seems that the left hand room of the existing main range is a mid to
late C16 parlour wing addition to a large Medieval house whose now
demolished hall and lower end were intimated projecting at right angles at
the left hand end. The integral rear wing with its stair turret and closet
in the angle are part of this mid to late C16 extension. The wing on the
left side of the rear wing is probably also late C16 or early C17 and
contemporaneous with the addition of the lower right hand rooms and the
refenestration of the front. this may have been when the Medieval hall
range was demolished or just abandoned. The later outshuts and
outbuildings at the left end incorporate some Medieval fabric. The roof of
the existing main range was replaced in circa early C20. In the late C20
the house was refurbished internally so there is now little evidence of
part C17 work and the lower right hand room has been partitioned to form a
central stair hall with a late C20 staircase.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Regular but not symmetrical 4-window west front.
The ground floor has 2 circa early C17 ovolo-moulded stone mullion 3-light
windows to left with headmoulds and relieving arches over; at the lower
right hand end of the front a facsimile in reconstituted stone also with a
relieving arch over. To the right of centre the doorway has a C20 plank
door and a stone porch which has a rebuilt gable and slate roof. First
floor 4 late C20 2-light casements with glazing bars in earlier openings
with stone hoodmoulds. Projecting at left hand end of front a small single
storey wing with a hipped slate roof and C20 casement in end wall. Rear
elevation: Gable-end wing to right with a 2-storey projection in the angle
over which the main roof is carried down as a catslide. To the left in the
main range a slightly projecting lateral stack; its shaft rebuilt in brick.
To the right of the stack a first floor doorway with a late C19 or early
C20 glazed door. The inner face of the rear wing has late C20 3-light
casements and a C20 glazed door and the projection in the angle has small
C19 and late C20 2-light casements. The gable end of the rear wing has a
projecting stack alongside an earlier corbelled stack which has been
truncated. The outer side of the rear wing has a blocked arched opening on
the ground floor.
Including front garden area wall immediately west; low stone rubble wall
enclosing small garden - probably C19.
Interior: The parlour has large fireplace at lower end with dressed slate
jambs, chamfered timber lintel with hollow step stops and an oven; the
ceiling is plastered. At the back to left of the parlour a fine Beerstone
doorway with 2 centred cyma-hollow-cyma moulded arch with pyramid stops,
leading to a stair tower integral with the rear wing; chamfered segmental
arch with pyramid stops at bottom of Beerstone newel stairs. Doorway into
rear kitchen wing has dressed slate 2-centred arch kitchen has a chamfered
cross-beam without stops and a gable end fireplace with a dressed
unchamfered limestone low segmental arch with graffito initials. The
stairhall has a C20 staircase. The right hand end room has a rear lateral
fireplace with a renewed timber lintel. The fireplace is chamber above is
of Beerstone with a chamfered window arch. The chamber over the parlour
has Beerstone fireplace with roll and hollow moulding and straight head and
some graffiti; later partition in chamber. The chamber over wing is open
to a collar rafter roof with arch braces marked into the wall plates, the
12 trusses have probably been re-erected because the carpenter's marks are
not in sequence. Another truss in rear wing again main range has similar
truss without arch braces and in wing to north east a similar truss. In
gable end of rear wing a fireplace with dressed stone jambs with rounded
corbels supporting a large slate-on-edge lintel. Roof over main range
replaced in C20 except for remains of truss at rear left (NE) end, seems to
have been collar rafter roof, the lower section of rafter survives with a
moulded arch brace (cyma and hollow mouldings) supported on section of
moulded wall-plate which breaks forward under brace as a corbel; the
timbers are not smoke-blackened.
Source: J L Thorp, Report and
Listing NGR: SX8638253604
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Source: English Heritage
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