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Lower Farmhouse, Thornfalcon

Description: Lower Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 270935

OS Grid Reference: ST2805024128
OS Grid Coordinates: 328050, 124128
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0120, -3.0270

Location: Thornfalcon, Somerset TA3 5NR

Locality: Thornfalcon
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 5NR

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Listing Text


5/146 Lower Farmhouse


- II

Possible longhouse, now farmhouse. Possibly late medieval in origin, byre incorporated in dwelling c1600, subsequently
enlarged, south end rebuilt late C17-early C18, restored late C20. Roughcast over rubble with some cob, half hipped
thatched roof, brick stacks left of cross passage and right of centre. Plan: possible longhouse, 2 unequal rooms left
of cross passage, fireplace inserted into byre right with stair turret or curing chamber adjoining on rear elevation,
kitchen addition beyond with wash house addition at rear. One and a half storeys, three 3-light casements rising from
eaves, ground floor 3 and 4-light casements left of entrance, right two 4-light and one 2-light, studded plank door,
right return plank door, possibly C17. Interior not seen, said to contain 2 cruck trusses by entrance, chamfered beams
with step and runout stops to cross passage and axial bead with runout stops to cross passage and axial beam in hall to
right, some C18 raised and fielded panelled doors and a C18 cupboard to left of C18 curved hearth in hall.(VAG Report
unpublished SRO, February l983).

Listing NGR: ST2805024128

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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