Description: Woodbrook Farmhouse
Date Listed: 7 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 271038
OS Grid Reference: ST2022418288
OS Grid Coordinates: 320224, 118288
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9585, -3.1372
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Farmhouse with barn, now dwelling, Late medieval, ceiled C16, barn added, roof raised on
facade, late C20 refenestrated and restored. Random rubble local stone, thatched roof,
lean-to addtion left gable end, inserted stack right gable end,to right of cross passage
and lateral stack at rear masked by barn. L-plan facing south, open hall house ceiled to
3-cell and cross passage with unheated inner room, lean-to addition west gable end, barn
at rear. Two storeys, 4 bays;all C20 casements, lean-to left projects forward slightly,
entrance second bay left. Interior not seen, said to contain chamfered beams with step
and runout stops in hall and outer room, latter with semi-circular fireplace recess
against rear wall, inserted stairs right, hall fireplace with chamfered lintel. Upper
storey, 2 pairs of smoke blackened jointed cruck trusses and evidence that the east
gable end was originally half-hipped. The house is unusually wide at 20 feet and is also
interesting as one of the few Somerset examples of medieval half-hipped roofs.
(VAG Report,unpublished SRD, November 1979).
Listing NGR: ST2022418288
Source: English Heritage
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