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Description: Comesbury Farmhouse and Walls Enclosing Forecourt on South Front with Mounting Block
Date Listed: 4 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 264084
OS Grid Reference: ST2713712937
OS Grid Coordinates: 327137, 112937
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9113, -3.0377
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ST21SE BUCKLAND ST MARY CP -
5/30 (formerly listed as Higher
Combesbury Farm House) and walls
enclosing forecourt on south.
front with mounting block
Farmhouse,C17, Local stone random rubble. Ham stone dressings, thatched roof, coped verges, brick stack right gable
end, store left and to right of entrance, also gable end of rear wing. 'L'-plant 3-cell and cross passage with unheated
inner room; stair turret opening out of hall, kitchen wing it rear added soon after. Two storeys, 4 bays, first floor
3-light wooden caseents, ground flour left tiny Ham stone lancet; 4-light ovolo moulded mullioned window under
hoodmould to left of entrance, similar 4- and 3-light to right, wide entrance with studded plank door, possibly C17.
Left return gable end unlit, door to wing with C20 window to left, 2-light window above. Interior: timber-framed
partition to left of through cassaqe, depressed 4- centred arch head doorframe to rear, similar right to hall and from
hall to inner rood, chamfered beams with scroll stops, former kitchen to left of through passage with modern grate
flanked by unidentified openings, possibly curing chamber left, kitchen at rear with bread oven; collar bead roof.
Walls enclosing forecourt on south front with mounting block. Chert stone random rubble with flat Ham stone coping,
about 1m high. Three step counting block abutting on foldyard side. A good example of a Somerset farmhouse. (VAG
Reports, unpublished SO 1975,1978 and l979).
Listing NGR: ST2713712937
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Source: English Heritage
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