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Axford Farmhouse, Ramsbury

Description: Axford Farmhouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 310634

OS Grid Reference: SU2509570284
OS Grid Coordinates: 425095, 170284
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4310, -1.6404

Location: Ramsbury, Wiltshire SN8 2EY

Locality: Ramsbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN8 2EY

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Listing Text


4/171 Axford Farmhouse


House, medieval, C17 and C19, incorporating chapel of c1250 - 1300.
House brick laced flint with stone slate roof 5-6 bays, 2-storey.
Cross passage with heated chamber to left incorporating medieval
open hall. South wing of 2 bays now part kitchen, dated on gable
1660 S.E.P. reset in C19 alterations. 6-panelled door. Various
timber windows. On south, gabled porch of C19. 3 stacks, two with
initials E. P. part rebuilt in C19 with diagonal brick shafts. Roof
quarter-hipped at ends.
Interior of house has central truss over former hall with complete
smoke blackened bay to east, and half bay to right with trimmer for
louvre. Collar has knee braces and canted struts, the blade and
braces having three hollow chamfers. Chapel attached to east gable
of farmhouse, late C13. Rendered flint with ashlar quoins and tiled
roof. 3 bays, now with inserted floor. Door on south, keeled nook
shafts with bell capitals and simple keeled roll with hoodmould.
East of door 2 windows of 'Y' tracery in 2 chamfered orders. Bay
west of door with blocked square-headed window and probable second
replaced with sash. Upper 2-light ogee-headed cinquefoiled lights
with mouchette spandrels.
Interior now outbuilding: fine piscina with credence shelf, all
under cinquefoiled head. Bowl of piscina supported by column no
incorporated into wall. Roof C17 replacement with timber framed
gable, perhaps earlier. East wall below gable rebuilt in concrete

Listing NGR: SU2509170286

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Source: English Heritage

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