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Horton House, Horton

Description: Horton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 263943

OS Grid Reference: ST3252115074
OS Grid Coordinates: 332521, 115074
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9312, -2.9616

Location: Horton, Somerset TA19 9RL

Locality: Horton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA19 9RL

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Listing Text

Horton House


the entry shall be amended to read:-


2/52 Horton House




2/52 Horton House


(Higher Horton Farmhouse on OS map; also known as The Firs). Detached farmhouse. Possibly C15, much modified c1900. Ham
stone and local stone roughly cut and squared, some ashlar; Welsh slate roof between stepped coped gables; brick and
stone chimney stacks. Two storeys, 4-bay south elevation, with projecting 2-storey porch to bay 3. Pairs of sash
windows with 4-pane upper casements and plain below, in lias stone surrounds with voussoired and keystoned flat arches;
projecting porch has angled corner buttresses, eaves string with gargoyles and battlemented parapet, near-triangular
moulded outer arch with attached shafts, no label, and above a 3-light hollow-chamfered mullioned window in hollow
recess without label; to left of porch a projecting chimney stack with gabled top; similar projecting stack to west
gable; to right of porch a slight projection for circular staircase, with 2-unit upper stairlight. C19/C20 extension to
rear. Interior not seen, but reported is a cross passage 3-room plan, with chamfered beams to east room which has a
modified gable fireplace with possible smoke bay; centre room has 9-panel ceiling with moulded beams, west room a 4 x 4
panelled ceiling with reused C15 doorway; some arch-braced collar trusses to roof, some resting on shield corbels, two
tiers of windbraces removed. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, June 1982).

Listing NGR: ST3251815075

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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