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Description: Higher Preston Farm House
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
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ST51NW YEOVIL CP PRESTON ROAD (South side)
1/65 Higher Preston Farm House
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
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