Description: Durslade Farmhouse
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 261538
OS Grid Reference: ST6869634487
OS Grid Coordinates: 368696, 134487
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1088, -2.4485
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ST63SE BRUTON CP DROPPING LANE (East side)
5/65 Durslade Framhouse
Farmhouse C18. Local stone rubble with Doulting stone dressings; plain clay tile roof between coped gables; stone and
chimney starts with moulded caps. "L"-plan; 2 storeys, 3 bay South West elevation. 12-pane sash windows in architraved
surrounds to outer bays; plain door in architrave in centre with carved arms of Berkeley of Stratton in plain plaque
above. Return wing on South side of 3 bays with "Y" tracery pointed arched windows rather wide, to both levels; between
bays plain cambered arched doorways. Interior not seen. Front added or rebuilt by Sir Charles Berkeley in mid-C18,
possibly to design of Nathaniel Ireson; rear may be late C18 restoration of original fabric - first recorded mention
1698 but thought to have been one of the manor farms, later acquired by Hoare family of Stourhead. (Couzins P, Bruton
in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).
Listing NGR: ST6869634487
Source: English Heritage
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