Description: Church Farmhouse
Date Listed: 25 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 312126
OS Grid Reference: SU0396857214
OS Grid Coordinates: 403968, 157214
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3140, -1.9444
URCHFONT HIGH STREET
10/220 Church Farmhouse
Farmhouse, now house. C15, and early C18, and C19. Colourwashed
English bond brick with left bay timber framed. Thatched roof.
Single storey and upper floor, four bays. Originally a 3-bay
minimum open hall house, of which only the left bay survives
extensive rebuilding and heightening in C18, and right extension in
C19. Central living room in former hall incorporates second bay.
Early C19 stone bay with brick quoins added to right, incorporating
passage with entrance, a 4-panelled door, half glazed, with rustic
porch. Two and 3-light late C19-early C20 windows and 3 paned
flush dormers. Three flush dormers to rear. Three brick stacks.
Single storey C20 flat roofed addition along whole of rear.
Interior: Three cruck framed trusses of original structure survive,
only the left surviving to apex, variant of type C with yoke
trenched in and twice pegged carrying diagonal ridge clasped
between unconnected tops of crucks. Wattle and daub infilling,
smoke blackened to hall side. Living room has bar chamfer stops to
crossed beams, and bressumer in front of inserted brick stack,
perhaps part of timber framed predecessor.
Listing NGR: SU0396857214
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.