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Higher Wellisford, Langford Budville

Description: Higher Wellisford

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 270992

OS Grid Reference: ST0948021765
OS Grid Coordinates: 309480, 121765
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9881, -3.2910

Location: Langford Budville, Somerset TA21 0SB

Locality: Langford Budville
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA21 0SB

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Listing Text

3/50 Higher Wellisford
Farmhouse, now dwelling. C16, C17 lower end rebuilt as parlour with south-west wing
and south-east kitchen wing, walls flanking lateral stack rebuilt flush, first floor
end bay left rebuilt and mainly refenestrated C20. Roughcast and render over rubble,
painted brick first floor end bay left, slate roofs, brick stacks gable ends and to
original lateral stack to left of entrance, also south-east gable end. U-plan facing
north, ground rises to east and drops away steeply to west, 3-cell and cross passage,
with stair turret opening out of hall in angle with south-east kitchen wing.Two
storeys, 1:2:2 bays, irregular facade breaking forward centre and again in end 2 bays
right, mixed late C19 and C20 fenestration, 4-centred arch doorway third bay right
C19 Tudor-style door with decorative hinges said to have come from Langford Budville
School. Interior partially seen: chamfered plank and muntin screen with carpenters
marks on concrete plinth to left of cross passage, peaked doorframe cut to square head,
joists projecting above screen into hall, right,2 moulded beams, chamfered lintel
and chamfered stone jambs to hall fireplace, right hand jamb with small opening
formerly serving as small window before front wall rebuilt; peaked doorframe to
inner room (now kitchen) with 4-panelcompartment ceiling and moulded beams, empty
stair turret now part of corridor to former kitchen with evidence of bacon
curing chamber (now stairs) to right of fireplace. Rebuilt lower end with remains of
2 restored plasterwork garlands.Upper storey not seen. A pair of jointed cruck
trusses one said to be set in from east gable end with evidence of single truss in
rear wall of lower end room. Extensive rebuilding over a long period of time makes
it difficult to ascertain the exact evolution of the house. It has been suggested that
the screen has been moved to the east of its original position when the present
stairs were inserted in the cross passage. (VA6 Report, unpublished SRO, July 1973).

Listing NGR: ST0948021765

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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