Description: Lower Wedcombe Farmhouse
Date Listed: 4 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 265595
OS Grid Reference: ST0906133267
OS Grid Coordinates: 309061, 133267
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0915, -3.2999
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In the entry for:-
ST 03 SE BROMPTON RALPH ROOK'S NEST
6/9 Lower Wedcombe
the description shall be amended to read:
Farmhouse. Late medieval origins, remodelled probably in C17
and extended in early C19. Roughcast over rubble and cob;
gabled thatch roof;
C19 brick stack to left gable end and stone ridge (originally
end) stack to right of C17 house rebuilt in C19 brick.
Plan: remodelled in C17 as a 2-room central-entry plan with
end stacks (an early example for this region), with lean-to
extensions to rear and early C19 bay added to right.
Exterior: 2 storeys. South front has 4-window front to main
range with one-window bay further to right. 2-light leaded
wooden casements beneath and just rising through eaves,
eyebrow dormer to right-end bay; similar 4-light casements
flanking plank door; another plank door to right-end bay.
3-light steeply-chamfered wood-mullioned window to left
return. Rear elevation has blocked semi-circular-headed
doorframe to rear of through-passage.
Interior: transverse beams and various C18/19 plank doors,
panelled cupboard doors and glazed cupboard doors with
decorative pattern to glazing bars.
Roof structure rebuilt, probably in C19. 4-centred arches to
doorframes in cross passage wall; room to right (kitchen) has
chamfered bressummer to open fireplace, similar doorway to
winder stairs and stud and wattle screen to rear wall giving
access to probable former curing chamber now cut away. Former
parlour to left has similar doorway with scroll stops to
ST03SE BROMPTON RALPH CP
6/9 Lower Wedcombe Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Circa 1500, extended early C19. Roughcast over rubble and cob, thatched roof, brick stack left gable end
extending, rebuilt brick stack on stone plinth, between first and second bays right. Plan: 2-cell and cross passage
with coeval outshots, enlarged one bay right with bedroom over store. One and a half storeys, 4:1 bays, 2-light leaded
wooden casements just rising through eaves, end bay right hooded dormer, ground floor similar 4-light casements
flanking plank door, another plank door end bay right. Left return 3-light steeply chamfered mullioned window, left
hand part of wall projecting out. Rear elevation with blocked semi-circular headed door frame at rear of cross passage.
Interior: partly seen, depressed Tudor arch head door frames in cross passage wall, parlour not seen, kitchen with
modern grate, chamfered beam and bressummer, Tudor arch head doorway to winder stairs, stud and wattle screen to rear
wall giving access to former curing chamber now cut away. Store beyond kitchen and entered from exterior. Upper storey
not seen. The projection at left gable end not identified unless it was at one time the kitchen. An interesting
farmhouse that needs further investigation.
Listing NGR: ST0906133267
Source: English Heritage
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