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Dyke's Farmhouse, Gate, Railings and Dwarf Wall Fronting Road, Stoke St Gregory

Description: Dyke's Farmhouse, Gate, Railings and Dwarf Wall Fronting Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 271230

OS Grid Reference: ST3519227779
OS Grid Coordinates: 335192, 127779
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0457, -2.9258

Location: Slough Lane, Stoke St Gregory, Somerset TA3 6JH

Locality: Stoke St Gregory
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 6JH

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Listing Text


4/62 Dyke's Farmhouse, gate, railings
and dwarf wall fronting road
(formerly listed as Dykes)

Farmhouse, now divided into 2 dwellings. Late medieval, ceiled C16 west wing addition dated 1638, extensively altered
late C20. Roughcast over rubble, exposed squared and coursed blue lias south gable end, lias plinth, Ham stone
dressings, thatched roofs, coped verges, roughcast stacks east and south gable ends and to left of through passage.
T-plan: thought to be open hall house ceiled to 3-cell and cross passage extended north-west and south-west with cellar
below, entered originally from hall. South front: one and a half storeys, 1:2:1 bays, gable end left of wing with 3 and
4-light hollow chamfer stone mullioned windows, to right 3-light dormer casements, ground floor similar hollow chamfer
mullions under hoodaoulds flanking entrance, end bay right projects, lit by C20 metal window with double Roman tiled
projection adjoining; remains of moulded door frame under thatched porch. Left return, land drops away steeply to
north-west, 3 bays, now 3 storeys with inserted C20 door into former cellar, C20 fenestration apart from stone
mullioned window under hoodaould first floor end bay right. Rear elevation not seen, said to have two 3-light octagonal
wooden aullioned dormer casements, a stone mullioned window below and a false 4-centred wooden doorframe to rear of
through passage; also a projection containing a bacon curing chamber. The south gable end is inscribed 'RD 1638' and
the through passage stack is said to be dated 1652 with the same initials. Early C19 cast iron railings set in dwarf
brick wall with Ham stone coping, similar single gate, enclosing forecourt of farmhouse. Interior: west wing only seen,
extensively altered late C20. Main farmhouse said to contain stud and panel screen to through passage papered over, a
bacon curing chamber and bread oven opening out of kitchen stack with the projection the facade unexplained. The hall
contains a 6-panel compartment ceiling with the beams boxed in. The roof structure is said to be formed of collar beam
trusses, partly smoke blackened with rebates for windbraces. The existence of a cellar is an unusual feature in the
county. The initials are said to be those of Rober Dight, and the name Dyke's Farm is a corruption of this name. (VAG
Report unpublished SRO, February 1975).

Listing NGR: ST3519227779

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Source: English Heritage

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