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Description: Baycliffe Farmhouse
Date Listed: 1 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 313328
OS Grid Reference: ST8132539762
OS Grid Coordinates: 381325, 139762
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1568, -2.2684
ST 83 NW
5/107 Baycliffe Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C17 and C19. Rubble stone, concrete tiled roof,
formerly thatched, brick and ashlar stacks. 'L'-plan. Two storey,
3-windowed; casements. Four-panelled door in ashlar porch with
entablature to left of central gable, to left is cyma-moulded cross
window with two 2-light cyma-mullioned casements to first floor.
Central gable has angle buttresses and one cross window to ground
floor, 2-light mullioned window to first floor and blocked loophole
to gable, coped verge with kneelers. To right is range with two 2-
light casements to ground floor, first floor has two pairs of
loopholes. Left return has two cross windows to right of ground
floor, two 2-light cyma-mullioned casements to to first floor, to
left is gable with cross window with relieving arch and heart-
shaped tablet with latin inscription, coped verge and large triple
brick stack with ashlar moulded capping. Range to left has ground
floor lean-to extension and four pairs of loopholes to first floor.
Rear of main range has C20 steel casements, rear of wing has steel
casements and planked door.
Interior not accessible at time of survey, but said to have blocked
open fireplaces and planked doors. Baycliffe was mentioned in
Domesday and appears to have been an important Manor until becoming
part of the Longleat Estate, in which it remained until mid C20.
(R. Colt Hoare, Modern Wiltshire, 1822.)
Listing NGR: ST8132539762
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Source: English Heritage
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