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Farmbuildings and Waterwheel, About 200 Metres South East of Dean Farmhouse, Fitzhead

Description: Farmbuildings and Waterwheel, About 200 Metres South East of Dean Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 270339

OS Grid Reference: ST1252527764
OS Grid Coordinates: 312525, 127764
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0426, -3.2491

Location: Fitzhead, Somerset TA4 3JR

Locality: Fitzhead
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 3JR

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Listing Text


6/128 Farmbuildings and waterwheel,
about 200 metres South East of
Dean Farmhouse


Granary, shelter sheds and waterwheel in wheelhouse complex originally linked by shaft drive to threshing barn, cider
house over cattle byre, granary over byre with attached cartshed, around foldyard. Early - mid C19. Red sandstone
random rubble masonry, brick and stone dressings, slate, triple Roman and corrugated iron roofs. Waterwheel complex:
"T"-plan, long shelter shed lying East- west beside pond, granary and shelter shed at right angle East end, waterwheel
in wheelhouse attached South side. Shelter shed single storey originally 12 bay opening, now 6, triple Roman tile roof.
Granary 2-storeys, slate roof, opening for shaft drive upper storey North front beside loft opening, shelter shed
attached East side, 7 bays partially blocked. Wheelhouse, corrugated iron roof lean-to on South side projecting on West
front into pond as gabled building with catslide roof, undershot cast iron waterwheel in good condition. Barn complex:
main block lying North-south set into hillside with projecting wing North-west end around foldyard, threshing barn on
rear elevation at South-east end. All 2 storeys, main block plus attic, cattle byre ground floor 5 bay segmental headed
openings, first floor three 3-light mullions under stone relieving arches contains cider house with access ground floor
level at rear up vamp, scissor truss roof. Right, gabled projection of threshing barn, double door set at ground floor
level North side, firstfloor South side. To left on facade, granary over byre, 4 bay right return arched openings with
circular unglazed windows in outer bays double doors first floor. Cartshed attached North side (left return) lean-to
corrugated iron roof. The water powered shaft drive, probably mid C19, was unusually long and powered amongst other
things the threshing machine and cider making machinery of which some remains. An unusually complete and unaltered

Listing NGR: ST1252527764

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Source: English Heritage

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