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Description: Manor Farmhouse
Date Listed: 21 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 270813
OS Grid Reference: ST3221525248
OS Grid Coordinates: 332215, 125248
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0226, -2.9678
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NORTH CURRY CP
11/78 Manor Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Dated 1570, part of left gable end and adjoining left hand bay on facade possibly rebuilt when house
reroofed c1840. Coursed blue lias partially rendered, Ham stone dressings, shallow pitched slate roof, overhanging
eaves with soffit board on facade, coped verges left gable end, brick stacks gable ends and to right of cross passage.
Plan: 3-cell and cross passage, coeval corridor at rear of hall, agricultural wing to rear. Two storeys, 5 bays, mostly
painted stone mullions all under hood moulds, mostly original, chamfered plinth to right of entrance, first floor left
3-light C19 window, 2-light ovolo moulded mullioned window above entrance, similar 3-light to right, two 2-lights
beyond, ground floor two 3-light windows left, first with date 1570 on hoodmould terminal, relieving arches to entrance
and 3 windows right, ovolo moulded 2 and 4-light windows, the latter both with one blocked light, moulded Tudor arch
head doorway with moulded jambs, hoodmould and unidentified coat of arms on tablet above with initial W V, (it has been
suggested that the coat of arms belongs to the Sealy family), early door. Right return: small stair light in gable end,
piece of Ham stone tracery reset in wing to rear. Rear elevation: unpainted stone 3-light ovolo moulded window under
hoodmould flanked right by good moulded Tudor arch head doorway with moulded jambs to rear of cross passage, left
chamfered stone Tudor arch head doorway, early door, to hall corridor. Interior: chamfered depressed Tudor arch head
wooden doorframe to hall, inner room (kitchen) with large chamfered lintel to fireplace, lower end fine Ham stone
moulded Tudor arch head chimney piece with spandrels, which might have been reset from hall since one would expect the
kitchen at the lower end, and this gable end has probably been rebuilt. The hall corridor seeds to be an early feature
which is also unusual. Roof trusses not seen, thought to be C19 but remains of earlier trusses may be visible in roof
space. I very interesting house and if date on hoodmould correct, a very early example of ovolo moulded mullion windows
in Somerset. A watercolour of 1850 by Wheatly in the Braikenridqe Collection, Taunton Museum, shows different
fenestration in the end 2 bays right and the C19 roof in situ.
Listing NGR: ST3221525248
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