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Description: Damsels Farmhouse
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133178
OS Grid Reference: SO8753911326
OS Grid Coordinates: 387539, 211326
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8004, -2.1821
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SO 81 NE
2/1 Damsel's Farmhouse
Indicated on OS maps as Damsell's Farm. Farmhouse. Early c17 and late clB.
Limestone, ashlar, stone slate roof front slope, concrete tile elsewhere. Plan
has been much modified, but probably originally L-plan with wing or cross-wing
returning at left end, restructured in C18; a narrow parallel range inserted
within the L; apple store added back of wing, left, and built into ground
slope. Main front 2 storeys, attic and part basement; ground floor had 3 paired
12-pane sashes, first floor the same plus single 12-pane in bay 3. These all in
plat-band surround. Two segmental-headed basement openings, three 3-light
gabled casement dormers. In bay 3, up 3 steps with nosings to a broad square
landing a 6-panel door under radial fanlight, keystone to plat-band surround.
Right return has external gable stack, a blocked opening low left; to the right
a door and a 2-light hollow-chamfer mullioned casement under a 3-light, both
with stopped hoods. Back wall has various 2 or 3 light mullioned casements,
some hollow chamfer and some plain, all with stopped hoods. The end if the
apple room has blocked gable opening and blocked door at first floor level.
Left return has a 3-light over a 4-light casement with king mullion with hollow
chamfer, and a broad plank door, left. Three ashlar stacks, some restructuring
in reconstituted stone, with moulded cappings. Interior has early roof with A
frames having propped and bracketed feet; tenoned purlin. Many good C18 fielded
panel doors and cupboards, late C18 stair with turned painted balusters; large
chamfered and stopped spine beam in kitchen and a cross beam formerly with panel
and muntin screen. Fireplaces include late C18 or early C17 in ground floor,
right: very flat arch with small spandrels and moulded stopped surround - a
single stone cracked at centre; a smaller store example at first floor with
basket-handle, arch and fluted keystone and moulded mantel; in the kitchen a
large C19 stone surround with a shouldered lintel and wide 'keystone'. One
cellar room has flagstone floor with a heavy rough-chamfered beam, and another
with fine elliptical ceiling, with cross-vault to entry in bay 2, brick floor.
Listing NGR: SO8753911326
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Source: English Heritage
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