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Manor Farmhouse, North Curry

Description: Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 270839

OS Grid Reference: ST3050725570
OS Grid Coordinates: 330507, 125570
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0253, -2.9922

Location: Combe Lane, North Curry, Somerset TA3 6BQ

Locality: North Curry
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 6BQ

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Listing Text


10/55 Manor Farmhouse



Farmhouse. Late medieval, ceiled C16 and hall fireplace inserted, east gable end partly rebuilt with date 1626, west
gable end demolished and building extended one room beyond, altered internally C18, restored late C20. Graduated,
squared and coursed local grey sandstone, parts of cob including gable ends, thatched roof hipped to right, brick
stacks right and to left of cross passage. Plan: open hall ceiled to 3-cell and cross passage, extended one room west,
outshot at rear in north-east corner against rebuilt wall. One and a half storeys, long facade, first floor windows
rising from eaves, 6-light wooden casement left, 2-light right, ground floor C20 casements two 3-light left and one
right of entrance, remains of moulded head of 4-centred arch doorframe cut when smaller door inserted, plain chamfered
4-centred door frame to rear of cross passage. Interior: right of cross passage chamfered beams and large chamfered
bressumer dated 1636, large curing chamber to right lit on gable end, spice cupboard with fielded panel in south-east
corner; to left 6-panel compartment ceiling cut by rear corridor, moulded beam thought to be to earlier firehood and
probably reset, grate now set back with stair beside, remains of plaster frieze on west wall, cupboard in north wall
with fielded panels; 2 west rooms entered from rear, 6-panel compartment ceiling with steeply chamfered beams in inner
room with remains of similar plasterwork frieze, framed partition. Upper storey, evidence of full cruck and joint cruck
truss roof with smoke blackening, east gable end room open to roof, said to have been a cheese room with remains of
hoisting tackle. The two westerly rooms are used as agricultural buildings with ruins of stables adjoining, Also known
as Lower Knapp Farm. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, March 1983).

Listing NGR: ST3050725570

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Source: English Heritage

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