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Description: Zinch House
Date Listed: 21 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 264962
OS Grid Reference: ST1004037156
OS Grid Coordinates: 310040, 137156
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1266, -3.2869
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ST13NW STOGUMBER CP
6/199 Zinch House
Farmhouse. C16, altered C17, enlarged C18, remodelled late C19. Roughcast over rubble, decorative scalloped clay tiles,
decorative ridge tiles, overhanging eaves, sprockets, decorative bargeboards gable ends, brick stacks gable ends and
right of cross passage. Plan: possibly open hall house ceiled to 3 cell and cross passage with stair turret beside back
cross passage entrance, now front entrance, end wall subsequently rebuilt, now 2 cell and cross passage with storeroom
beyond, service wing addition C18, bay window late C19-early C20. 2 storeys, 4 bays; all C19 casements, 2 left of
gabled stairlight window with marginal glazing bars and decorative bargeboards, one right, groundfloor one left of
raking buttress beside entrance, 2 x 3 panelled door, tiled porch carried on wooden column set in angle with stair
turret, gabled single storey C20 bay window projecting beyond, glazed opening left and small one right of plank door to
store. Right return gable end casement, brick stack above said to be merely decorative. Interior: kitchen left of cross
passage with lateral chamfered beam, enriched stops, chamfered stone jambs to open fireplace thought to have curing
chamber left. Right of cross passage 6 panel moulded compartment ceiling chamfered lintel to cross passage fireplace,
chamfered stone jambs with diamond stops, 2 stud screen on opposite wall with large empty panels and arched head door
frame set back some 250 mm from moulded beam. Room beyond not sighted but thought to have been rebuilt; jointed cruck
truss on first floor rises from this room but has been cut by insertion of bay window, peaked doorframe from head of
stairs now set to right in corridor on first floor. The timber frame partition appears to be similar to one at Lower
Combe, Pitminster illustrated in the VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 1980 on Rexton Farm Cottages (qv) it is possible that
a first floor room was jettied out onto the open hall from the now rebuilt end wall which might account for the gap
between the partition and the compartment ceiling.
Listing NGR: ST1004037156
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