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Binham Farmhouse, Old Cleeve

Description: Binham Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 264865

OS Grid Reference: ST0353942446
OS Grid Coordinates: 303539, 142446
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1731, -3.3812

Location: Old Cleeve, Somerset TA24 6HX

Locality: Old Cleeve
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 6HX

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Listing Text


1/107 Binham Farmhouse



Farmhouse, originally grange of Cleeve Abbey. C15, altered C16, 1624, reroofed C19 Northern part largely rebuilt with
removal of later 3 storey addition (in North-West corner). Squared and coursed blue lias, red sandstone random rubble
porch, slate roof hipped left, coped verges right, brick stack right gable end and rising from eaves to right of porch.
L-plan with later additions, 3 cell and cross passage lying South-North, earlier wing South West corner with site of
demolished stair turret in angle, later stair turret North West. Two storeys, 1:1:2 bays; C17 ovolo moulded mullioned
casement left of full height porch with coped gable and finials, renewed mullions right, one 3-light casement left and
two 4-light right of 5-light oriel window corbelled out, slate roofed pentice, groundfloor two 3-light left, two
4-light right of porch, moulded arched opening probably reset with hoodmould and diamond stops, square headed moulded
inner wooden door frame, ribbed and panelled inner door. Coat of arms with date 1624 set above outer entrance. Left
return 4-centred arched stone door frame, spandrels and hoodmoulded, rear elevation first floor alabaster depressed
Tudor arch opening to stair turret. Interior: 8 panel compartment ceiling left of cross passage, 4 panel outer room
right, number of moulded peaked doorframes and depressed 4-centre arch fireplaces including one in first floor room
incorporating porch room with plasterwork overmantel showinq allegorical screen with Truth and Time, and moulded
plasterwork frieze. The layout of the original grange is not clear; at the time of the Dissolution it was leased to
tenants. The coat of arms is that of Robert Boteler the Younger who suceeded his father in 1624 as lessee of Henry
Radcliff. (VCH Somerset, Vol 5, forthcoming; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, August 1982; Photograph in NMR).

Listing NGR: ST0353942446

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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