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Durborough Farmhouse, Spaxton

Description: Durborough Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 269429

OS Grid Reference: ST1866435077
OS Grid Coordinates: 318664, 135077
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1092, -3.1632

Location: Spaxton, Somerset TA5 1AR

Locality: Spaxton
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 1AR

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Listing Text


1/135 Durborough Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Early Cl7 with later C17/C18 and C19 additions and alterations,
and C20 alterations. Rubble ragstone, Welsh slate roof. T-shaped plan, the
early Cl7 cell to rear of front range, of which the right-hand part is a C19
addition. 2 storeys, front range with 4 lst-flooiwindows and narrow bay set
back on left. Windows throughout are early-mid C20, small-pane, metal casements
below wood lintels except for an earlier small-pane casement window with diamond-
set mullions, iron saddle bars and lead cames to 1st floor of rear cell and
similar window to 1st floor of left return of main range. Garden front: C20
glazed door in added hipped-roofed porch on pillars; 5 windows to ground floor,
4 above; raised verge with ashlar coping to left end; old brick stacks to left
and between 3rd and 4th 1st-floor windows (formerly an end stack). Rear: early
Cl7 cell has brick gable stack, top rebuilt; added single-storey dairy on left;
C20 link to converted outbuilding, neither the link or outbuilding of special
Interior: early-Cl7 cell on ground floor has wall panelling with fluted frieze,
fireplace with chamfered surround and deep, chamfered, timber lintel, and
compartmental ceiling, the beams with deep chamfers. The roof has principal
rafters with halved collars, square-section ridge-piece, roughly-hewn square-
section rafters and tusk-tenoned purlins. The front, right, room (formerly
a cider room) has window in rear wall (into dairy) with diamond-set wood mullions.
In the left-hand section on ground floor, chamfered cross-beams with lambs
tongue stops. The main interest of the building lies in the surviving early-Cl7

Listing NGR: ST1866435077

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Source: English Heritage

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