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Lyons Court Farmhouse, Whitchurch

Description: Lyons Court Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 32638

OS Grid Reference: ST6089167423
OS Grid Coordinates: 360891, 167423
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4045, -2.5636

Location: Church Road, Whitchurch, Bath and North East Somerset BS14 0EZ

Locality: Whitchurch
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS14 0EZ

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Listing Text


2/213 Lyons Court Farmhouse
- II*

Court or manor house. C15, altered C17 and subsequently. Rubble with
freestone dressings, bands of ashlar alternate with the rubble in the wing at
the right, double Roman tiled roofs, rubble and brick stacks but to the right
is a square, ashlar stack with a pierced upper section with double trefoil
headed openings to each side. Irregular Z-plan with cross passage, hall at
right with projecting oriel, service end at left with rear wing. 2 storeys
and attics, 3 bays with projecting wings at right and left. The set back
centre has a chamfered and pointed doorway with a 2-light casement window above
in chamfered surrounds with mullions and under cusped, 4-centred heads. The
projecting wings both have later single, 2-light and paired casement windows in
plain surrounds; in the inner wall of the right wing is a small light in a
hollow chamfered surround with a trefoil head. On the outer wall of the left
wing is a projecting stack with off-sets; set back wing with square window of
4 pierced quatrefoils on ground floor and small pointed light above. Single
storey lean-to at right under a pantile roof. Rear elevation has 2 first
floor windows similar to those on the front, chamfered at 4-centre headed
doorway; service wing at right has 2-light casement flanked by small pointed
lights in gable end. Interior. Cross passage retains two stone service
doorways in stop-chamfered and 4-centre headed surrounds. Kitchen (rear
right): rear wall has stone fireplace in stop-chamfered and a 4-centre headed
surround. Little sitting room (front right): formerly an oriel, with a tall,
double chamfered, pointed archway of freestone and now blocked. Front left:
restored freestone firesurround in a hollow-step-ogee moulded and 4-centre
headed surrounds. Little hall: former service room to left of cross passage;
spice cupboard with lattice work door and butterfly hinges, small stone niche.
Pantry: small stone niche and freestone doorway in chamfered and 4-centre
headed surround. First floor: the right hand rooms have moulded wall plates
of original hall and 2 carved figure head corbels (one defaced); front right
room (oriel) retains a wide freestone fireplace in a chamfered and 4-centre
headed surround; rear left bedroom has studded plank door with strap hinges, a
chamfered and arched surround. Roof, over the former hall (right), of 3 bays
with collar beam trusses and 2 pairs of curved windbraces to each bay.

Listing NGR: ST6089167423

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Source: English Heritage

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