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Description: Darlingscott Farmhouse and Attached Coach House and Outbuildings
Date Listed: 13 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 306632
OS Grid Reference: SP2326642150
OS Grid Coordinates: 423266, 242150
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0772, -1.6619
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13/245 Darlingscott Farmhouse and
13/10/66 attached coach house and
(Formerly listed as
Farmhouse. Early C17, with early C18 alterations. Squared, coursed lias with
ashlar windows, quoins, coped gables and C18 string course. Slate roof with
ashlar ridge and -end stacks and bases, one with 2 flues. 2 storeys plus attic;
4-window range. L-shaped plan. To centre left a C18 two-panelled door set a
little back from original position, the original hinges remaining. Wood sill.
Early C18 doorway with chamfered surround and mullioned overlight above.
Datestone with hood mould above is inscribed 'WBM/1716'. Range of 3 four-light
mullioned windows with single transoms. 3 windows have single casements. Four
C19 slate hung dormers. Above door to right a sundial. To rear ground floor left
a 4-light mullioned window, with king mullion. To right a 3-light part-blocked
mullioned window with a quarry of heraldic stained glass. To first floor 2
three-light mullioned windows. To right facade ground floor a 4-light
ovolo-moulded mullioned window. 3-light ovolo-moulded mullioned window above.
Windows to right facade and rear have hood moulds with label stops. C20
one-storey lean-to to rear. To left of house a C19 coach house with living
accommodation above, now converted to flat. Further outbuildings, now
residential units, to left. Interior: to right of lobby a room with chamfered
spine beam with arrow shaped stepped stop. Large open fireplace with chamfered
stone surround and chamfered timber bressumer with stops. Blocked bread oven,
and salt cupboard with ogee head. Room to left of passage has chamfered spine
beam with partition mortices. In corner an ashlar, ovolo-moulded fireplace with
4-centred, moulded lintels. Some stone flagged floors. In lobby a C18 winder
staircase with bobbin balusters, rising to attics. First floor has a further
ashlar, ovolo-moulded and 4-centred arched fireplace. Further chamfered and
stopped spine beams. Main range divided from wing by timber and plaster
partition on both floors. Stick baluster staircase in wing. Throughout house C18
two panelled doors, those to main rooms with moulded rails. Blocked inglenook in
kitchen, the timber bressumer remaining. History: heraldic quarry in main living
room window shows probably the arms of Thomas Overbury who was born in Ilmington
in 1581 and was an associate of Robert Carr. He was knighted in 1603, but was
later imprisoned in Tower of London, where he was poisoned to death. It is
believed this house was built by Overbury.
Listing NGR: SP2326642150
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Source: English Heritage
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