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Description: Watercombe Farm House
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261457
OS Grid Reference: ST5387215966
OS Grid Coordinates: 353872, 115966
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9413, -2.6579
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ST51NW YEOVIL CP WATERCOMBE LANE (West side)
1/118 Watercombe Farm House
House (possibly once divided). Probably C17 late on visible evidence Ham stone,
squared in random courses, with ashlar quoins and dressings to openings,
concrete double Roman pattern roof tiles possibly on the original frame - one
long roof between coped gables; 3-brick stacks with simple capping - the brick
stepping remaining on one side stack suggests the roof was formerly thatched.
2-storeys, 5-bays, with 2-modern doorways to ground floor in simple surrounds
between three A-light ovolo moulded mullioned windows with label moulds and
leaded panes, the left hand being a modern copy: 2 and 3-light windows to first
floor, again the left-hand a modern copy. To South side a lean-to (the former
cheeseroom) with arched opening and double Roman tiled lean-to roof, now serving
as garage. Interior not seen. For a while this house served as the Dairy and
Cheese House to Abbey Farm (q.v.): documentary evidence suggests that it may
have existed before 1655. (Hall, Sir R. de Z. 'Post Medieval Land Tenure,
Preston Plucknett' 1961 SANHS Proceedings Vol. 105).
Listing NGR: ST5387215966
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Source: English Heritage
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