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Coles Farmhouse, Box

Description: Coles Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 316858

OS Grid Reference: ST8111369201
OS Grid Coordinates: 381113, 169201
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4215, -2.2730

Location: Bathford, Bath and North East Somerset SN13 8QL

Locality: Box
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 8QL

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Listing Text


2/2 Coles Farmhouse

20 12 60

House, dated 1648 and 1685, rubble stone with stone tiled roof,
coped gables and paired diagonal end wall stacks. Two and a half
storeys with additional attic, L plan. Recessed ovolo-moulded
mullion windows. East front with 2 gables, each with single light
over 3-light window, both with hoodmoulds. First floor, two 2-
light windows to left under single hoodmould, ground floor 3-light
each side of 2-light window, replacing door, continuous hoodmould
stepped; over the 2-light window. C20 lean-to to right connecting
with C20 projecting gabled single storey kitchen. Left gable dated
PW 1646, right gable E/W/S 1685. South gable end is paired with
south gable on rear wing. Hipped dormer between gables. Attic
blank keyed oval over 2-light window with hood to left gable, first
floor 3-light with hood and relieving arch to left, 2-light with
hood to centre and 2-light with hood to right side. Ground floor:
4-light with king-mullion has relieving arch left, centre 2-light
window, under linked hoodmoulds. Plank door in moulded Tudor-
arched surround with imposts, keystone and hoodmould to right side.
Left side has moulded plinth stepped over two 2-light basement
windows. West gable end, coped gable, blank oval in apex, 2-light
attic window with dripstone, 3-light first floor window with hood
and relieving arch and 4-light ground floor window with dripcourse
stepped over window. North side-wallpaired diagonal stacks,
single light and 2-light window with hoodmoulds to first floor,
similar windows below with stepped dripcourse. To left 3 stepped
stair lights with hoodmould. Rear of main front has gable with 3-
light attic window and hood, 2 first floor 2-lights with continuous
hood and ground floor door in moulded doorcase with single light to
left and 2-light-to right, all with hoods. North end gabled has
attached outbuilding with ground floor single light and hood to
left of stone steps up to upper door flanked by small 4-light
pointed vent loops. Above left vent loop, a late medieval 2-light
small window with ogee heads to lights. West side has one ground
floor 2-light ovolo-moulded window with hood. To left of gable-end
a reset Tudor-arched doorcase with hood.
Interior has chamfered and stopped beams, large north end
elliptical arched chamfered stone fireplace and south end Tudor-
arched moulded fireplace with moulded shelf. Dog-leg stair with
flat balusters and acorn finial newel posts. South-west room has
C17 plaster frieze of griffins flanking shields and plaster
decoration to ceiling. Fine C17 stone fireplace with fluting in
frieze and shield spandrels, but not the same fireplace with in frieze fluting
and sheild spandels, but not same fireplace as illustrated in late C19 engraving by H.Hall, Archit. Assoc. SketchBook, 3rd set, Vol.7; (N.M.R.). Further Tudor-arched stone fireplaces upstairs. House belonged to the Webb family from c1633.

Listing NGR: ST8111369201

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Source: English Heritage

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