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Higher Preston Farm House, Yeovil

Description: Higher Preston Farm House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261403

OS Grid Reference: ST5336416201
OS Grid Coordinates: 353364, 116201
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9434, -2.6652

Location: 228 Preston Road, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2BN

Locality: Yeovil
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA20 2BN

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Listing Text


1/65 Higher Preston Farm House


- II

Farmhouse, built 1649, but subsequently modified; Ham Stone, random coursed with
fine face; plain Clay tile roof between coped gables, 2 end chimneys and one uff
centre rebuilt in brick. Main South facade has irregular fenestration.
2-storeys, with one 4-light stone mullioned window with ovolo mouldings and
label over, off-centre door (relocated) and on right-hand two 2-light mullioned
windows with hollow chamfers; on first floor 5-C20 double windows. On North
(street) facade two 3-light and one 4-light stone mullioned windows with large
rectangular leaded panes, hollow chamfer moulded with labels over; at first
floor level two 3-light wooden casements, one with ovolo mouldings, both with
leaded panes. Interior not inspected, but Sir R Hall refers to lintol in kitchen
fireplace dated 1649, and to elm ceiling beams with scroll stops to chamfers.
The lean-to on the East side and all outbuildings of little interest. (Hall, Sir
R. De Z. 'Post Medieval Land Tenure, Preston Plucknett' 1961 S.A.N.H.S.
Proceedings Vol. 105).

Listing NGR: ST5336416201

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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