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Whychurch Farmhouse, Malmesbury

Description: Whychurch Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 July 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 315809

OS Grid Reference: ST9384587963
OS Grid Coordinates: 393845, 187963
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5905, -2.0902

Location: Blicks Hill, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9HZ

Locality: Malmesbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN16 9HZ

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Listing Text

The following Buildings shall be added:-


ST 9387 -

3/10004 Whychurch Farmhouse


Farmhouse. c1675 by William Ivye on site of earlier church (tower to
church pulled down 1670-75); C18 rear extension, late C18 porch and
pediment added to front. Coursed limestone rubble with pantile roofs
and rendered ridge and end stacks. 3-unit central-entry plan; rear
stair turret with access from parlour on left; service end on right
has C18 wing built on to rear. 2 storeys. Almost symmetrical 4-window
front. Late C18 pedimented stone porch built onto C17 chamfered
segmental-arched doorway with original ironmongery to C18 four-
panelled door. Late C18 pediment to centre. Hood moulds over 3 above
4-light hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned windows; C20 inserted window
to ground floor on right. Similar windows to other elevations, and to
gable end of C18 rear wing. The left (south) return gable has string
course, plinth and straight joints: these relate to the surviving part
of the medieval chapel. Interior: substantial beams, some cased and
some stop-chamfered; parlour on left probably subdivided in late C18
with panelled door. Stone-flag floors. Dog-leg stair with landing,
giving access to rear first-floor gallery. First floor and attic has
ribbed and plank doors with Norfolk latches set in ovolu-moulded and
chamfered architraves and heavy pegged frames; one similar plank door
set in ovolu-moulded doorway to centre room of ground floor. Central
hall has open fireplace with chamfered jambs and bressumer. Principal
rafter roof with tenoned purlins. C18 extension has mullioned windows
to C17 main range and stair turret. A good example of a late C17
central-entry plan with a near-symmetrical facade, although the plan
form is otherwise traditional with a large central hall.

Listing NGR: ST9375687535

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Source: English Heritage

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