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Place Farmhouse, Tisbury

Description: Place Farmhouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 320998

OS Grid Reference: ST9510429834
OS Grid Coordinates: 395104, 129834
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0678, -2.0712

Location: Chilmark Road, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LN

Locality: Tisbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6LN

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Listing Text

ST 92 NE (north side)

5/209 Place Farmhouse

Monastic grange, now farmhouse. C14 and C15, altered C19.
Rubble stone, tiled roof, stone and brick stacks, C15 octagonal
stone louvre to former hall. Two-storey 6-window west front.
C19 gabled stone porch with Tudor-arched opening and 4-panelled
door to right of centre, C19 two-light ovolo-mullioned casement
with hoodmould and single C15 Tudor-arched light to right; C15
single light, C19 ovolo-mullioned casement and blocked pointed
doorway to centre; chamfered Tudor-arched planked door in C19 porch
and 2-light pointed casement to left. First floor has five C15
two-light casements with Tudor-arched lights and one single-light
C15 window. Fine octagonal louvre to left has pointed arched
openings and conical roof. Right return has external stack, C19
mullioned casements. Rear has single chamfered casements and C17
two-storey wing with 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned casements
and C19 two-storey gabled bay to east side. Rear of main range
has planked double doors, 2-light C15 window and planked door to
C19 verandah. Left return has two C19 casements to ground floor
and one segmental-headed casement to first floor.
Interior retains some C15 features, although partly remodelled in
C19. Large Tudor-arched stone fireplace in north kitchen,
formerly hall, is c4 metres wide, blocked chamfered pointed arched
doorway on wall opposite. Centre living room has open fireplace
with reset C17 carved wooden overmantel, from Holwell Manor,
Dorset. South sitting room has large open fireplace with
chamfered lintel on stone jambs, chamfered ceiling beams. Wing
has grey marble fireplaces arched cupboard to right has keystone
and imposts, C19 four-panelled doors. First floor said to retain
arch-braced collar truss roof with curved windbracing at north end,
south end of roof has cusped principals, both ends of house
formerly open, south room has frieze with initials AM, possibly of
Alfred Morrison, owner of Place and Fonthill Estate in C19. The
grange of the Abbess of Shaftesbury, an unusual survival.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Country
Life, 10 May 1919)

Listing NGR: ST9510429832

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Source: English Heritage

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