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Great Lypiatt Farmhouse, Corsham

Description: Great Lypiatt Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315285

OS Grid Reference: ST8690769013
OS Grid Coordinates: 386907, 169013
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4200, -2.1897

Location: Lypiatt Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9TS

Locality: Corsham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 9TS

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Listing Text

ST 86 NE
3/257 Great Lypiatt Farmhouse
(Formerly listed as Great
20.12.60 Lypiatt Farmhouse)

Farmhouse, C16 and C17, dated 1627 on porch, rubble stone with
stone-tiled roofs, two and a half storeys to main range, one and a
half storey cross-wings each side. Main range has coped gables,
end stacks and front coped gable set to right. Recessed chamfered
mullion windows, 3-light to gable, two 3-lights to first floor, 4-
light with king-mullion to ground floor left, all with hoodmoulds.
Coped gabled porch to ground floor right with sundial and ball
finials, round arched doorway with fluted imposts, keystone, carved
spandrels and hoodmould. Tudor-arched doorway within and plank
door. Main range rear has first floor 2-light, ground floor 3-
light recessed chamfered mullion windows with hoodmoulds and door
to through passage. To right a rear wing with similar windows to
east side and north end, both 2-light. West cross-wing has ridge
stack and south end 3-light with hoodmould to each floor, ovolo-
moulded above, recessed chamfered below. East addition has coped
east gable and stack, broad south gable with upper 3-light and
blocked window under single hoodmould, lower 4-light with
hoodmould. Two-light with hoodmould in end wall to east and north-
east rear wing with east coped gable, stack and ground floor 3-
light and hoodmould. West side, to rear court has dormer gable and
2-light over 2-light with hoodmoulds and door to right. All
windows in east wing ovolo-moulded.
West cross-wing said to be possibly early C16, main range late C16
and early C17. Said to have fine stone fireplace in hall and early
C18 stair with turned balusters and moulded rail. House was held
by Hancock family from C15 to 1764 when it was sold to P. Methuen.
(Wiltshire Buildings Record;
H. Brakspear, Corsham n.d. 27 - reprint Wilts.Arch.Mag. 43 511-39)

Listing NGR: ST8690769013

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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