Description: Witcombe Manor Farmhouse and Front Boundary Wall and Gateway
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263423
OS Grid Reference: ST4766621527
OS Grid Coordinates: 347666, 121527
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9908, -2.7470
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ST42NE ASH CP WITCOMBE LANE (West side)
3/38 Witcombe Manor Farmhouse, and
front boundary wall and gateway
Detached farmhouse. C17, one section possibly earlier. Ham stone ashlar and squared rubble.
part abestos cement slate and part Welsh slate roof between high stepped coped gables,
suggesting former thatch; brick and stone chimney stacks. Two storeys, 5 bays. Ovolo-mould
mullioned windows in wave-mould recesses. of 3,3,3,2 and 2 light above and 4, 2, 4 and
2 light below, the last being between bays 4 and 5; continous string to bays 1 and 2,
continued and stepped up over flat-arched ovolo-moulded doorway right of bay 2, separate
labels lower bays 3 and 4/5. Further mullioned windows with hood mould to south gable.
Interior not seen, but reported are deep-chamfered beams with step and runout stos; an
adapted cambered-arched fireplace in north room; C18 oanelling in middle room, with overlap
plank partition to rear; in south room scroll-stops to beams and fireplace lintol; to rear a
formerly detached kitchen, also an agricultural building separated from the farmhouse by a
circular stone track for a horse engine. About 4 metres east of house, a near ashlar wall with
thin angled coping, one metre high, with square piers having plain plinth and pyramidal caps to
gateway opposite door, which has a pair of C19 wrot iron gates; all adding to the setting of the
house. (VAG Report, SRO Unpublished April 1982).
Listing NGR: ST4766621527
Source: English Heritage
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