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Description: Norwood Park Farmhouse
Date Listed: 21 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 266008
OS Grid Reference: ST5255438982
OS Grid Coordinates: 352554, 138982
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1481, -2.6797
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Norwood Park Farmhouse
ST 53 NW 4/101 21.6.50.
About 1480. Built as residence of the abbots of Glastonbury. 2 storeys. Mixture
of blue lias and rubble with some ashlar dressings. 2 gabled and buttressed wings
with substantial modern extensions to each side. Pantile roofs. Left gable has
parapet with saddle-stone. Original 1st floor window of 2 pointed lights under
square head. Small quatrefoil in right-hand gable. 4-centred archway to right.
Restored or modern 2 and 3 light mullioned windows. Main entrance front faces
east. Gable-end to right has diagonal buttresses. Raised parapet with saddlestone.
Projecting central bay through both storeys with stringcourses and crenellated
parapet. 3 windows, paired pointed lights under rectangular heads with additional
single lights in sides of bay. Inset carved panel with mitre and initials I S
(John de Selwode) over ground floor. Small 1-storey porch dated 1910. Internal
structure of medieval portion is basically original. Moulded beams in ground and
1st floor rooms, and original internal partition with door survives on upper floor.
In spite of additions this remains an important building in Glastonbury MB.
Listing NGR: ST5255438982
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Source: English Heritage
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