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Patcombe Farmhouse Including Chimney Stack Adjoining South East, Broomfield

Description: Patcombe Farmhouse Including Chimney Stack Adjoining South East

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 269430

OS Grid Reference: ST2479933368
OS Grid Coordinates: 324799, 133368
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0947, -3.0752

Location: Broomfield, Somerset TA5 2EP

Locality: Broomfield
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 2EP

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added to the list


Patcombe Farmhouse
including chimney stack
GV adjoining south east


Bailiffs house in landscaped park. Probably 1771 by John Johnson for
Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte of Halswell House, Goathurst(qv) Red brick in
Flemish bond. Pantile hipped roof.

Plan: Symmetrical 2-room rectangular plan classical style building with a
central stack at the front of which is an integral colonaded portico giving
individual access to each room. The 2 rooms also have doorways at the back
giving into a lobby with a back door and a staircase behind the central stack.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay north front with a brick modillion
eaves cornice and string with 2 brick console brackets either side of a small
central pedimented gable with a circular window. Central stone portico in
form of a bowed Roman Doric colonade flanked by windows in large round headed
recess with a stringcourse at impost level. The stringcourse continues on the
right hand return at impost level of the 3-bay blind arcade which has a
rectangular panel above each arch and a window in the centre. The modillion
eaves cornice continues around the west side and at the rear (South) but the
east side facing the bank is plain. There is a length of brick retaining wall
adjoining at the back built into which is a stack with 3 flues and a large
symmetrical arch fireplace (outside the house).

Interior: Farm animals have had access to the interior, the doors and
chimneypieces are missing, the balustrade to the winder staircase has gone but
the door frames and some of the panelled window shutters remain as well as the
wall plaster.

Historical note: Patcombe Farmhouse was built as the bailiffs house, was part
of Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte's landscaping of Halswell and might have been the
"Temple of Pan in the Gardens of Sir Charles Kemeys ... at Halswell" exhibited
by John Johnson at the Society of Artists in 1778.

Source: Gervase Jackson-Stops, Country Life, 9th February 1989.

Listing NGR: ST2479933368

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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