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Fairbourne's Farm House, Braishfield

Description: Fairbourne's Farm House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 December 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 141063

OS Grid Reference: SU3727924302
OS Grid Coordinates: 437279, 124302
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0169, -1.4699

Locality: Braishfield
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SO51 0PJ

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added to the list

SU 32 SE
(West Side, off)
Fairbourne's Farm House


Detached farmhouse. Possibly mediaeval origins, but earliest surviving parts
c1680 and early C18. Red brick, partly in Flemish Bond, partly in header
bond; hipped plain clay tiled roofs using bonnets to hips; brick chimney
stacks, the westernmost rendered. Double roof plan, set at right angles to
road and some distance from it; main facade faces south. Two storeys with
attic, 4 bays. West end the earlier, featuring small brick band course and
obvious join with the C18 remainder; windows of cast iron lattice pattern with
margins, C19 inserts, 2- and 3-lights, with no window upper bay 2; both bay 1
windows and the remainder at first floor level have flat half-brick shoulder
arches, the remaining ground floor windows have slightly segmental arches
which were intended to serve earlier, narrower windows: to bay 3 a
6-flush-panel entrance door set in late C19 brick and glazed porch with tiled
roof, with timber pilasters remaining of an earlier door surround: between
bays 1/2 and 3/4 are small lead-flat roofed dormer windows with slated cheeks,
the single lights diamond-paned. West elevation ivy covered; outbuildings
this end, some with slated roofs and some with hipped tiled leanto roofs. On
east gable a small earlier C20 single-storey bay window under hipped roof.
North elevation has a slated leanto with pitched-roof porch, and two 2-light
small-pane steel casements to first floor. Interior mostly of late C19 and
early C20 character: curved beam over fireplace (blocked) at east end; attic
has one early partition, and roof frame has collar trusses with clasped
purlins. The site formed one of the boundaries to Michelmersh Manor as early
as 985 AD, when it was known as "feora burnan" - hence Fairbournes - and
fragments of a mediaeval building in the barn (q.v) suggest an earlier
building of some significance on the site. (VCH Vol 3 p424).

Listing NGR: SU3727924302

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Source: English Heritage

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