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Description: Lower Combe Farmhouse and Lower Combe
Date Listed: 7 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 271036
OS Grid Reference: ST1877019092
OS Grid Coordinates: 318770, 119092
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9655, -3.1581
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Lower Combe Farmhouse and Lower
Farmhouse and agricultural building, now 2 dwellings. Late medieval, ceiled late
C16-early C17, agricultural range added and front roof raised subsequently,
refenestrated, enlarged and extensively altered late C20. Chert stone random rubble,
roughcast band below eaves, shallow pitch double Roman tile roof on facade, sole
triple Roman tiles towards left gable end, shallower pitched higher extension to right,
brick stack betwen second and third bays left at original gable end of dwelling, C16
tall stone stack with moulded cap set below roof ridge to right of cross passage,
inserted C20 stack below roof ridge at former gable end right. Plan: lying north-east,
south west, site slopes away to south-west, single ended open hall house celled to
3-cell and cross passage, extended with agricultural addition soutt-west C20 domestic
addition north-east. Two storeys, 5:1 bays, all C20 2 and 3-light casements,ground floor
C20 entrance inserted second bay left, C20 square headed doorway and porch to cross
passage centre, 3 window opening right with wooden lintels, double garage beyond.
Interior: only the north-eastern half (Lower Combe seen, the whole building much altered
but with surprising number of good features remaining. Stud and plank screen with peaked
head doorframe and 2 other inserted and blocked openings to left of cross passage; rear
doorframe with moulded jambs and renewed head,probable C18 plank door; peaked doorframe
to right of cross passage, hall with chamfered lintel to fireplace,chamfered stone jambs,
stone oven opening with keystone, unusual cyma recta moulded beams, partly renewed, and
wide, late medieval semi-circular headed door frame with frame of 2 panel partition,
cill to right missing, similar to that at Quarkhill Farmhouse (qv) Crowcombe CP. On the
upper floor one pair of archbraced jointed crucks visible, another pair said to survive
in Lower Combe Farmhouse. A previous owner has traced the property back to 1325.
(VAG Reports,unpublished SRO, October 1973 and March 1984).
Listing NGR: ST1877019092
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Source: English Heritage
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