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Higher Farmhouse, Chilton Cantelo

Description: Higher Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 262630

OS Grid Reference: ST5701822207
OS Grid Coordinates: 357018, 122207
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9976, -2.6139

Location: Chilton Cantelo, Somerset BA22 8BE

Locality: Chilton Cantelo
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 8BE

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Listing Text


4/18 Higher Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. Early C18, remodelled in 1826. Local stone cut and squared,
with Ham stone doorways and plaque; Welsh slate roof between coped
gables, stone chimney stacks. "T" plan, 2-storeys; West and North
elevations of 3-bays, the former with a left-hand gable projection.
Central doorway to both facades: that to West front having ionic capped
plain pilasters with no base, and flat entablature, framing a 6-fielded
panel door, top 2 panels glazed; that to North having a simple surround
with flat projecting stone hood on console brackets: sash windows in
plain openings with flat voussoired arches with false keystones, having
12-panes each on West and 16-panes each on North. One storey lean-to
East of the North side, and on South, against the road, a lower 2-storey
portion of C18; random stone with plain clay tile roof over 2 base
courses stone slates; timber-framed windows, some with central iron
bars; an old leaded window here and also in rear wall of main house;
part of this wing still used for cider making. In hall "Bromes Head", a
skull recorded by Collinson 1791, which has defied many attempts at
burial. Part of the former Manor of Chilton Cantelo until 1958/59:
presumably remodelled by John Old Goodford, Squire and High Sherriff of
Somerset in 1816, died 1835. The date 1826 appears in a plaque over West

Listing NGR: ST5701822207

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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