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Description: Church Farmhouse
Date Listed: 15 July 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 28547
OS Grid Reference: ST6817069411
OS Grid Coordinates: 368170, 169411
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4228, -2.4592
5118 BITTON CHURCH ROAD
ST 6869 15/120 Church Farmhouse
Reputedly the oldest house in the village. Mediaeval origins, remodelled mid-C19
externally and internally in C17.
In 2 parts, 2 storeys rubble with slate roofs. Left hand part older with 2
large buttresses, 'L'-plan with irregular windows. On first floor one 3-light
chamfered mullion window (left hand buttress cut away to accommodate it).
Two later windows on ground floor (one sash, one casement). Door to left (incorporating
an oak surround). Right hand section set back, 2 windows 2 and 3-light casements
with cambered heads. Lean-to porch in angle. Gabled rear wing of left portion
has door and squint slit.
Interior: the principal feature is a 2-light late C12/early C13 window (now
internal) on east wall of main part of left portion, the mullion is patterned,
possibly formerly projecting chevrons since rounded off. The principal ground
floor room of the left portion has very heavy beams and a wide fireplace with
chamfered wood surround of the C18. Stairs at angle with rear wing. Stud
partition between rear wing and back of main portion, studs and rails chamfered;
one original C17 oak door surround with reeded moulding dying into ogee stop
at base, door has decorative strap hinges. This house was the former manor
house of the village.
Listing NGR: ST6817069411
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Source: English Heritage
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