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Giffords Farmhouse and Barn, Norton Fitzwarren

Description: Giffords Farmhouse and Barn

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 270653

OS Grid Reference: ST1997327003
OS Grid Coordinates: 319973, 127003
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0368, -3.1427

Location: Langford Road, Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset TA2 6NZ

Locality: Norton Fitzwarren
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA2 6NZ

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Listing Text

Giffords Farmhouse
5/145 and Barn


Farmhouse. C16, altered mid C20, undergoing extensive restoration at time of survey (May 1984). Roughcast over cob,
rear wing faced in rubble, double Roman tiled roof with slight bell-cast and overhanging caves, small rebuilt stack
right gable end, large external stepped stack on facade left of entracne, tall brick stack rising from eaves left.
L-plan, 3 cell and cross passage lying North East South Test with coeval 2 cell West wing extended as outbuildings. Two
storeys, C20 fenestration, tall dormer window rising from eaves left of stack, small glazed opening first floor right,
unexplained recess in facade beyond, ground floor 2 window openings left of lateral stack, one to right of C20 doorway
with imported C19 Ham stone plaque above carved with initials CLP. Right gable end unlit, long left return with C20
fenestration. Interior: stud and-panel screens to cross passage, partly decayed right, peaked doorframe, chamfered
joists above, apex of moulded 4 centred arch to back door remains: kitchen right of cross passage with stair set
against rear Hall, chamfered lintel to fireplace, bread oven and evidence of curing chamber; to left, hollow chanfer
6-panel compartment ceiling partly cut by inserted stair against rear wall, recess to left of rebuilt fireplace lit on
facade, framed partition to end neon moulded 4-panel compartment ceiling, framed West hall to wing, with another
framed partition beyond, 4 pealed doorfraaes at this junction. First floor 2 pairs of framed jointed trusses exposed
with intermediate trusses at upper end formed of cusped common rafters in 3 tiers notched into chamfered purlins with
runout stops; lower end not sighted, West gable end timber framed with concave wind braces partly cut by inserted C20
window. A remarkable survival in this area of original timber work.

Listing NGR: ST1997327003

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Source: English Heritage

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