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Moat Farmhouse, Compton Martin

Description: Moat Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 32975

OS Grid Reference: ST5479058703
OS Grid Coordinates: 354790, 158703
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3256, -2.6502

Location: Bickfield Lane, Compton Martin, Bath and North East Somerset BS40 6NF

Locality: Compton Martin
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS40 6NF

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Listing Text


5/80 Moat Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Late mediaeval origin, probably fmmerly larger, with wing to left and
porch of C15, with later alterations and additions, including Cl7 and C19
alterations. Rubble, rendered, limestone dressings, double Roman tiled roofs
with raised coped verges and stone gable stacks, ridge stack to right of porch;
some pantiles. Irregular plan, former through passage. Front of 2 storeys and
4 bays; from left, projecting wing has blocked pointed arched window in limestone
surround to left of stack at first floor, at ground floor level, stack projecting;
inner side of wing has ground floor C20 2-light casement with part of hood mould
remaining from former window, to right, half of 4-centred arched door architrave,
blocked by 2nd bay, at first floor a 3-light C19 casement under eaves; battered
walls. 2nd bay has ground and first floor 3-light C20 casement. 3rd bay formed
by 2-storey gabled porch, with large 4-centred arched opening, surround of
2 chamfered orders and stopped hood mould, inside porch, bench to each side,
blocked window to left, triangular-headed door in moulded surround with quatrefoils
carved in spandrels. 4th bay has lower roof ridge with pantiled catslide roof to
front, with small C20 light under eaves; attached to right and projecting, single
storey outhouse, not rendered, pantiled roof, with door and 4-pane light. Left
return (of wing) has central blocked large 4-centred-arched chamfered opening with
buttress to each side and C20 repair work to lintel, 3-light pointed arched window
inserted in doorway, also blocked; to right, a 3-light pointed arched window with
cusped trefoil heads and chamfered mullions, to left a small blocked pointed
arched window, possibly former stair light, buttress and blocked rectangular
window; first floor has two 3-light casements under eaves, to left C19 wood, to
right with chamfered stone mullions. Rear (of wing) has low buttress, segmental-
headed door and small 2-light window, small single light in moulded frame at first
floor. Rear of central 2 bays has from left, former rear passage door with 3-pane
light inserted and C20 timber lintel with buttress to left and C19 2-light
casement at first floor; central narrow gabled wing with stack, to right a single
storey lean-to with 3-light cusped trefoil-headed window above. Rear of lower
wing has 4-pane C19 sash. Right return, not rendered, has C20 2-light casement
in gable end and door to left; attached outhouse has catslide roof and 2-light
casement under eaves, outhouse has 2 gable ends to front. Interior: ground
floor front room in wing to left formerly had framed ceiling in 4 panels, one
cambered moulded beam remaining, stone fireplace in end wall with cambered moulded
head, repaired chamfered mullions to cusped window, external walls about one metre
thick, winder stair to rear of wing; at first floor, inner wall has stone panels
with blank shields, coved cornice and principal roof members rising from corbels,
4 bays of roof visible, tie-beam, arched-brace, cambered collar, 2 rows of purlins
with one windbrace remaining. Central bays at ground floor have deep-chamfered
beams with bar and run-out stops; room to right of passage has narrow-chamfered
beams with run-out stops.

Listing NGR: ST5479058703

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Source: English Heritage

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