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Ridge Farmhouse and Walls to Front Garden, Corsham

Description: Ridge Farmhouse and Walls to Front Garden

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315384

OS Grid Reference: ST8702868154
OS Grid Coordinates: 387028, 168154
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4123, -2.1879

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9PL

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

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Listing Text

ST 86 NE
3/356 Ridge Farmhouse and walls to
front garden.
20.12.60 (formerly listed as Ridge Farmhouse
and barn at Ridge Farm)

Farmhouse, C17 on earlier core, rubble stone with stone-tiled
roofs, coped gables and west end paired ashlar stacks. Two and a
half storeys, 'L'-plan. Formal south front in squared rubble with
3 large gables with parapets between. Three-window range of
recessed ovolo-moulded mullion windows, 3-light with hoodmoulds to
attic, 4-light with king-mullions, dripcourse over and relieving
arches to ground and first floors with 8-panel door in flush
moulded surround flanked by 2-lights and dripcourse stepped over
door slightly off-centre. Flush quoins. Similar windows to east
end but 3-light to first floor. Rear wall stack. Rear has plain
tiles, tall projecting off-centre gabled stair tower and large
gable to right. Stair tower has blank upper 2-light window and
lower single light on west side, lean-to in angle to right with 2-
light recessed chamfered mullion window and hoodmould over and
gable has blank attic 2-light, ground and first floor recessed
chamfered 3-light windows with relieving arches. Hoodmould to
first floor, ground floor hoodmould continued to left over door in
lean-to. Single square light with hoodmould to right at half
level. Rear wing in two sections with ridge stack between and
north end stack. First section has east gable with recessed
chamfered windows and hoodmoulds, 3-light above, 2-light below.
Two-light window to west rear wall. End section has cornerstones
to straight joint on west side, buttress in similar position on
east and west side 3-light ovolo-moulded window between 2 doors.
At west end of main range, 2-storey dairy wing with centre door
between two 2-lights with hoodmoulds, similar window to right, door
to left. Similar 2-light to centre and right of first floor,
centre window with mullion missing. Coped west gable and similar
2-light in gable apex. Front garden of house is enclosed by walls.
East side wall has flush moulded gateway by house and 5 beeboles on
rear east side, low west wall has 5 ground-level rectangular
recesses on east side, purpose unknown. Low front wall has 2
ashlar piers with caps and spearhead gate.
House, once known as Longs, belonged to Keynes family c1560,
Bushnell family 1597-1694, and to W. Mountjoy of Biddestone to

Listing NGR: ST8702868154

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Source: English Heritage

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