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Slough Farmhouse, Stoke St Gregory

Description: Slough Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 271231

OS Grid Reference: ST3478027703
OS Grid Coordinates: 334780, 127703
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0450, -2.9317

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

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

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Listing Text


3/63 Slough Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Slough Court)


Fortified manor house, now farmhouse. Late medieval ceiled C16, reroofed, service end rebuilt and porch altered mid
C19. Original walls roughcast coursed and squared blue lias service end and south wing, patterned Ham stone and lias to
porch and lateral stack, plain clay tiled roof extended to lateral stack, gable of porch set mid way into roof space,
coped verges, roughcast chimney to lateral stack, C19 stone stacks gable ends. L-plan: probably open hall with
symmetrical oriels at dais end (north), east one extended when hall ceiled, stairs rising beside lateral stack resited
in enlarged porch C19, service end to right of screens passage largely rebuilt and extended C19. (Possibly a double
ended open hall house with solar, now demolished). West front: 2 storeys, 4 bays, end bay left recessed, full height
projecting porch, all stone mullions under hoodmoulds, first floor left 3-light C19 Tudor arch head casement, lancet
right in projection beside stack, porch with C19 3-light window, small quatrefoil panel on left return, 3-light window
right, ground floor 3-light window left, lancet, 3-light window right, moulded arch outer doorway, depressed 4-centred
arch head inner doorway. Right return: 1:3 bays, gable end left, C19 and C20 fenestration. Rear elevation: C19 wing
left, coursed Ham stone and lias to hall, first floor single light pointed arch head windows flanking 4-light, roof
continued right over projection which extends a short distance beyond stack, ground floor 4-light window to hall. North
gabled obscured by later additions. Interior: fine stud and panel screen with 2 openings, depressed Tudor arch head
rear door frame with tiny lancet above; splendid 24-panel compartment ceiling cut by corridor adjoining screen and
giving access to stairs, trefoil headed panelled openings to former oriels, window inserted on west front, east front
roughly cut peaked lintel to small bay with compartment ceiling, cupboard inserted north end with blocked depressed
Tudor arch head at ground level, possibly to cellar. Upper storey, depressed Tudor arch head Ham stone chimney piece to
lateral stack, blocked doorway facade wall in bedroom to north, presumably to former stair cast. Three doors composed
of linen fold panelling probably contemporary with hall and 2 pretty mid C19 cast iron basket grates. A garden shed
attached at rear has resited 4-centred arch wooden door frame. A very fine house whose evolution is not completely
clear. Remains of the moat survive to the south, adjoining the gateway (qv). The home of the Montague family in the
Middle Ages and known to occupy the site of an earlier dwelling. (Olivey, North Curry, 1901; VAG Report, unpublished
SRO, October 1980).

Listing NGR: ST3478027703

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Source: English Heritage

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