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Bridge Farmhouse, Butleigh

Description: Bridge Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 267727

OS Grid Reference: ST5226033636
OS Grid Coordinates: 352260, 133636
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1000, -2.6832

Location: High Street, Butleigh, Somerset BA6 8SY

Locality: Butleigh
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 8SY

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Listing Text

(east side)
ST 53 SW
Bridge Farmhouse


The entry shall be amended to read:

(east side)
12/8 Bridge Farmhouse

GV II*(star)

Farmhouse. C14, walls rebuilt in stone in C18/19 and internally
remodelled in C17; later alterations, especially in mid C19. Lias
rubble, squared and coursed to rear wing; stone-coped pantile roof
with brick gable end stacks to left end rear right wing. L plan with
rear right wing. 2 storeys; 2-winder front range. Timber-tintel
over 8/8-pane sashes to left and 2-light casement with glazing doors
to right of central C19 plank door with a glazed panel, transomelight
and gabled pantile hood on rubble base. C17 three-light ovolo-moulded
wood-mullioned windows to first floor. Right-hand south elevation,
including rear wing, has late C16/C17 three-light hollow-moulded
stone-mullioned windows to rear wing, and blocked archway (?cellar
door) to medieval gable end which has C14 single-light slit windows
above 2 blocked windows. To rear, a porch between rear wing and later
lean-to has reset C14 arched doorway with hollow/step/ogee moulding;
blocked chamfered arched doorway inside porch.
Interior: not inspected but noted as having 4 two-tier cruck-trusses,
all smoke blackened with chamfered arched and wind bracing, yoked apex
and tenoned purlins; windbrace slots to the north truss show that the
roof extended further than the present gable; similar crucks to the
rear wing. Two-centred arched and chamfered, stone doorway to first
floor rear, and piscina to first-floor centre.
Exposed beams and timber framework. Later features include C17 open
fireplaces with chamfered bressumer and C18 china cupboard with fluted
Ionic pilasters. The C14 house had a small room with an upper chamber
to the south (right) divided by a cross passage from a larger room to
the north. A high-stature C14 house, the cruck trusses being of
similar type to the Glastonbury Abbey barns and the C14 barn at
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Significantly Butleigh was part of the
Glastonbury Abbey estate until 1536.



12/8 Bridge Farmhouse



Farmhouse. C16, C17 alterations, further C19 work. Coursed and squared rubble, coped verge, pantile roof, brick stack.
Hall house, later floored with a wing added at the rear; L plan. Two storey, 2-bay road frontage, 3-light ovolo moulded
wooden-mullioned window to left of first floor, similar modified window to right. Virtually flush-mounted 16-pane sash
window to left of ground floor, 2-light casement with glazing bars to right. Central C19 plank door with a glazed
panel, transomlight, gabled pantile hood on a rubble base. Three-light hollow-moulded stone-mullioned windows in wing
to rear; doorway in a moulded stone surround with a 4-centred head. Interior with evidence of an open hall; smoke
blackened open arch-braced two tier cruck roof. (VAG report, unpublished SRO, January l979).

Listing NGR: ST5226033636

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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