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Description: Potters Farmhouse
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 134797
OS Grid Reference: SP0731835676
OS Grid Coordinates: 407318, 235676
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0195, -1.8948
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BUCKLAND LAVERTON VILLAGE
10/16 Potters Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Traces of earlier work, C17, C18, C19. Roughly
squared, coursed stone, less well squared in later rebuild; stone
slate roof. Two-room main wing, 1 1/2 storeys, 3-room cross wing, 2 1/2
storeys, with lean-to to part. Entrance front, facing farm
buildings: windows plain chamfered, stone mullioned with
hoodmoulds generally. Two 2-light windows, doorway with Tudor
arch, sunk spandrels, deep stone lintel, hoodmould. To left
plinth, 3-light window; wall sets forward for gable, boarded door
up 2 stone steps, similar surround; 3-light window to left,
further 3-light without hoodmould in lean-to. Above, 2 gabled
dormers, 3-light windows, right-hand hollow chamfer; parapet
gables with cross-gablet apices: between, below eaves, single-
light stair window. Four-light window in cross wing, 2-light over
to attics. Parapet gable right end, ashlar chimney on ridge,
moulded caps; similar chimney to left first door, behind ridge.
Parapet gable to cross wing, cross-gablet apex; gable on left
return above lean-to with twin-flue chimney, moulded cap.
Internally: main wing, former cross passage, hall to left, stone
doorway surround, hollow chamfer to window to back; wide
fireplace opening, Tudor arch, stone lintel, double ovolo jambs,
small salt cupboard to left. Spiral stair to right entrance.
Scratch-moulding panelling to cross wing wall; ceiling quartered
by timber beams, heavy chamfer: moulded plaster cornice. Parlour
to left, timber-framed internal walls, double-boarded outer door;
stone fireplace surround dated 1582 said to have been moved from
elsewhere, under heavy timber lintel. Wide chamfer to main ceiling
beam; exposed chamfered joists. Similar chamfering to joists and
beams in unheated central service room and room beyond, now
kitchen. Stairs down to brick-vaulted cellar on left, part above
ground, roof over vault. Appears to have had higher roof
originally. C17 stone fireplace in room over main parlour. Queen-
strut trusses to cross wings; floor to front attic raised to
improve headroom in bedroom below (probably C19). Main wing
reroofed in C19, but retains top of collar and king-strut truss
against chimney, wattle and daub infill, smoke blackened on one
side. This could be remains of earlier smoke bay. Right end main
wing rebuilt, probably C18; at least part of lean-to is original,
front wall being continuation of gable of cross wing (not as E.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, 1970; W.G. Davie & E.G.
Dawber, Old Cottages & Farmhouses in the Cotswold District, 1904;
E. Mercer, English Vernacular Houses, 1975)
Listing NGR: SP0731835676
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