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Description: Witcombe Farmhouse
Date Listed: 22 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 135040
OS Grid Reference: SO9065014971
OS Grid Coordinates: 390650, 214971
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8333, -2.1371
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GREAT WITCOMBE -
SO 91 SW
7/90 Witcombe Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C17-late C17; late C18-early C19 and mid-late
C19. Large random squared and dressed limestone to main body,
extensions in brick and coursed squared and dressed limestone;
concrete tile roof with brick stacks on ashlar stumps. Complex
plan comprising an early range running north-south with slightly
later C17 range running east-west adjoining, late C18-early C19
range and C19 stone-built extension at right angles on the south
side. C19 stable block not of special interest. 1½-2 storeys.
The early range possibly built in two phases, Cotswold dormer upper
right; 3-light double-chamfered stone-mullioned casement with
hollow-moulded mullion and hood lower left; 3-light casement with
restored mullions and stopped hood to the right; two 2-light
casements and a single-light casement with a double-chamfered
surround to the first floor; small window with 4 bull's-eye glass
panes to the gable of the Cotswold dormer. C19 panelled door
within an open-sided gabled C19 porch at the south facing gable end
at the centre of which is a stone with the inscription 'LOVE THE
TRUTH / SIN GOD DOTH HAT(E) / AND BE CONTENT WITH THINE ESTATE'.
Roughly incised inscription lower left 'W. Bub 1845 (q.v.
monuments in the churchyard of the Church of the Holy Trinity,
Badgeworth C.P.). Two 2-light C19 stone-mullioned casements and a
2-light wooden casement to the south front of the late C17 range.
C20 panelled door with a flat-chamfered lintel off-centre right;
two 2-light hipped roof dormers to the upper floor. Two C20 three-
light casements to the rendered gable end of the late C18-early C19
extension to the right. Two 2-light C20 casements to the C19
extension. Stepped gable end coping to the early range; axial;
projecting and gable-end stacks.
Interior of the early range: intersecting beams with 2 panels of
decorative ceiling plasterwork: single large lozenge at the centre
of each panel and fleur de lys at each corner; Tudor-arched stone
fireplace now painted with white glass paint within an adjoining
room with simple continual incised zig-zag and 'U' decoration,
initialled and dated 'C.H. 1665'; moulded mantelshelf with
plasterwork overmantel with cherub's head within an oval at the
centre, womens' faces within lozenges linked to the oval either
side; two rose motifs and two bellflower motifs above. Beam in an
upstairs room with deep flat chamfers with pecked decoration at the
edges, and fleur de lys at the mid point; small Tudor-arched
fireplace with flat-chamfered surround decorated and motifs
resembling playing card suits in relief, in the same room. Beams
with deep flat chamfers and wall.with C17 panelling within the
later C17 range.
Listing NGR: SO9065014971
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