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Pool Farmhouse and Attached Outbuildings, Biddestone

Description: Pool Farmhouse and Attached Outbuildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 317139

OS Grid Reference: ST8637773486
OS Grid Coordinates: 386377, 173486
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4602, -2.1975

Location: The Green, Biddestone, Wiltshire SN14 7DG

Locality: Biddestone
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 7DG

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Listing Text

ST 8673
(north side)
9/49 Pool Farmhouse and attached
Outbuildings (Formerly listed as
Pool Farmhouse)


Farmhouse, mid to late C17, rubble stone with stone tiled roofs,
moulded coping and ball finials to gables. 'L'-plan, 2-and-a-half
storeys. Original range has large north gable with flush quoins
and renewed ovolo-moulded stone-mullion windows with hoodmoulds,
relieving arches to main floors. 2-light attic window, 3-light
first floor window and 4-light ground floor window. One 2-light
upper window on east side and projecting gabled stair tower with
blocked arched doorway and oval light above to north front and on
east side a 4-light mullion and transom window, the lower lights
renewed, hoodmould over and single light in gable. Large stack
corbelled out at first floor on west side and 2 renewed 2-light
mullion windows. Rear range has large east end outside stack and
small west end stack. North front has 2-window range of renewed
mullion windows, 3-light and 2-light above, 2-light with hood and
door in C20 Tudor arched surround below. 2-light window to left of
chimney in east end wall. South front has 2 hipped dormers, 3
ovolo-moulded first floor windows and, to ground floor, from right,
a 3-light with hoodmould, a 2-light with hoodmould, a single light,
a 2-light and a 3-light window. Some original window surrounds,
some renewed. Range of outbuildings running south, the first with
half-hipped south gable and stack, door with hood on brackets and
3-light window to east side, then lower range with 4-bay open
timber loggia, former stores and stable, and, at south end, a
taller building with half-hipped gables, now garage.
Interior largely renewed with stone fireplaces of late C17 type,
Tudor arched with stopped mouldings to rear range and moulded
rectangular surround to front range. Front range has blocked Tudor
arched doorway between stair tower and front room. A fireback
dated 1680 was found under east end fireplace. The house was much
restored in 1938.

Listing NGR: ST8637273483

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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