Description: Perry Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 7 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 271100
OS Grid Reference: ST2706617888
OS Grid Coordinates: 327066, 117888
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9558, -3.0398
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ST21NE STAPLE FITZPAINE CP
11/161 Perry Hall Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C16, ceiled C17 and wing added, altered C18 and C20. Roughcast over rubble, blue lias and sandstone
north-west wing, thatched roofs, hipped left, brick stack right gable end and to left of cross passage. L-plan: open
hall house, ceiled to 3-cell and cross passage, door blocked on north front, inner room now a store entered from
exterior, north-east wing, main entrance now at junction, land slopes steeply away to east. South front: one and a half
storeys, 2 bays; all C19 and C20 casments, 2 eyebrow dormers, full height raking buttress of rubble and brick to left
of small rectangular glazed stair light below eaves, plank door. Right return projecting wing with recessed entrance,
wing unlit, blocked opening and 2 beam ends projecting, half hipped right return with lateral stair to left door; north
face of wing unglazed 2-light octagonal mullioned window. Interior not seen said to contain stud and panel screen to
cross passage with half beam against hall stack carried on brackets, moulded shelf to hall fireplace with central
lateral beam resting on it. There is an arch braced true cruck with braces set behind hall stack, an "internal span of
6.7 m makes this the widest roof with a true cruck in Somerset apart from Mells barn of 6.8 m. (VAG Report, unpublished
SRO, September 1982; Sixsmith, Staple Fitzpaine and the Forest of Neroche, 1958).
Listing NGR: ST2706617888
Source: English Heritage
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