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Description: Hill House Farmhouse
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 317056
OS Grid Reference: ST8206168929
OS Grid Coordinates: 382061, 168929
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4191, -2.2594
ST 8268 BOX MIDDLEHILL
3/192 Hill House Farmhouse
20 12 60
Farmhouse, C16 to C17, rubble stone with stone tiled roofs, coped
gables, ridge stack and south end paired diagonal stack. Ridge
stack to south-west wing. L-plan, one and a half storeys.
Recessed ovolo-moulded mullion windows generally, but arched-headed
recessed chamfered lights of early C16 type to ground floor centre.
East front has 2 dormer gables, one to left with 4-light window
breaking eaves, central king mullion and hoodmould over, one to
right with 3-light window above eaves and hoodmould. First floor
single light, at eaves. Ground floor from left, blocked single
light with hood, 4-light window with king mullion and hoodmould, 2-
light window and hoodmould, then two 2-light windows with arched-
headed lights, and to right inserted 2-light C20 ovolo-moulded
window with hood. At right end, 2 storey extension, Bridgwater
tiled with coped north gable, ground floor C20 door and C20 3-light
ovolo-moulded window with hoodmould. West front has dormer gable
each side with 3-light window and hoodmould and single light upper
window to right. Ground floor has one single-light and one 2-light
recessed chamfered window, single light with arched head. To right
a segmental-pointed chamfered doorway with plank door. North end
extension has door. Projecting from right end is south-west wing
with ground floor 3-light window and upper 3-light eaves-breaking
hipped dormer to north front. One 2-light window with hood to west
end. South side has dormer gable with 3-light window and hoodmould
over stone-tiled lean-to, originally of 4 open bays with timber
posts, now infilled and inner 6-panel door in chamfered surround,
casement pair to left. Later Bridgwater tiled outhouses added to
Interior: originally open-hall house (smoke-blackened timbers) with
fine 6-panel inserted ceiling, heavily moulded beams and large
infilled stone fireplace. Segmental pointed arched doorway to
cross passage with early C17 plank door. South end room has heavy
chamfered-and-stopped spine beam and wall beams and large
elliptical arched stone south end fireplace. First floor centre
room has stone fireplace with carved stone arms over of Snell
quartering Keynell, marriage recorded in 1510 but possibly inserted
in early C17 when house owned by John Snell.
Listing NGR: ST8206168929
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Source: English Heritage
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