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Ford, West Bagborough

Description: Ford

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 October 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 270505

OS Grid Reference: ST1541433292
OS Grid Coordinates: 315414, 133292
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0927, -3.2092

Location: Kennel Lane, West Bagborough, Somerset TA4 3EY

Locality: West Bagborough
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 3EY

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Listing Text


3/291 Ford

- II

House. Circa early Cl7 with C19 alterations and extension. Plastered stone
rubble and probably some cob. Thatched roof with gabled ends, the left
(north west) gable with stone coping to verges. Gable end stacks with short
brick shafts. Plan and development: 1 storey and attic, 2-room plan house.
The larger room at the lower left end would have been the kitchen with its
gable end fireplace with smoking chamber and newel staircase either side
and probably later ovens projecting at the back. The smaller right-hand
room is also heated from a gable end stack but it was probably originally
unheated. The central entrance gave direct entry into the kitchen (although
there is a doorway opposite at the back) but in the C19 a lobby was built
inside the front doorway and an outshut was added across the back of the
house. Exterior: 1 storey and attic. Asymmetrical 3-window front. Circa
late C19 3-light casements, except for 2-light casement to right of centre
and very small window on extreme left. Eaves thatch is 'eyebrowed' over
attic window to left of centre. Doorway almost at centre with C19 plank
door and flat canopy on shaped wooden brackets. On left-hand corner a raking
stone rubble buttress. At rear a small casement on right and an outshut
with Bridgewater double Roman pantile lean-to roof, plank door with late
C19 2-light casement to right and C20 casement on left. The lower left
(north west) end has projecting oven with slate lean-to roof. The right
hand (south east) end has C19 and C20 casements. Interior: Right hand room
has chamfered cross-beam with ogee stops and fireplace with simple late
C19 wooden chimneypiece. Lower left room has deeply chamfered cross-beam
and half-beam is lower end wall both with large ogee stops. Large fireplace
with cambered chamfered timber lintel with one straight cut and one ogee
stop. To side of fireplace a wooden newel staircase. The roof over the
lower end chamber of 2 bays with one jointed cruck truss with 3 tiers of
trenched purlins (the lower tier missing) and cambered collar tenoned into.
principals and diagonally set ridgepiece. Roof over right-hand end is later
structure with straight principals and staggered purlins. C19 joinery including
plank doors.

Listing NGR: ST1541433292

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Source: English Heritage

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