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Earls Farmhouse, Compton Martin

Description: Earls Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 32979

OS Grid Reference: ST5439557067
OS Grid Coordinates: 354395, 157067
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3109, -2.6557

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

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Listing Text


5/84 Earl's Farmhouse

Farmhouse, now house. Late C16/early C17 origin, roof raised and staircase tower
added later C17, with later alterations and additions. Rubble, painted, triple
roll tiled roof with brick ridge stack to left of passage and gable stacks, some
double Roman tiles and pantiles. L-plan formed by late C17/early C18 rear wing;
through passage, rear stair tower. 2 storeys and 5 windows, ground floor has
three 4-light casements with wide ovolo-moulded mullions, timber lintels and high
relieving arches, to right a 16-pane fixed light, 3rd bay from left has C19
shallow-gabled porch with C20 panelled door with side lights; first floor has
four 3-light C19 casements with timber lintels and similar 2-light to right,
raised parapet to gable ends with coped verges, possibly to accommodate former
thatching. Left return has greenhouse and rubble lean-to at lower ground floor
level; right return has single storey pantiled lean-to with 4-pane light and
double doors to rear, 2-storey rear wing has C20 door with timber lintel, first
floor C19 2-light casement, rear of wing has similar 3-light casement with timber
lintel at ground floor, lintel only remaining at first floor; inner side of rear
wing has at ground floor two 2-light C20 casements, to right with heavy timber
lintel, smaller 2-light casement and single light at first floor. Rear has to
left 8-pane light and 4-pane light with timber lintel, studded door to rear of
passage with strap hinges and moulded frame, timber member remaining above and
2-light casement; rear gabled stair tower has 6-pane light at first floor,
2-light casement with wide ovolo mullions, iron stanchions and timber lintel at
2nd floor, single storey lean-to with double Roman tiles in angle with main house
to right; to right, 2-light Cl9 casement to cellar, ground floor 3-light casement
with ovolo mullions, timber lintel and leaded lights, 2-light C19 casement with
timber lintel at first floor, kneelers to roof verges of gable. Interior: room
to right has very deep-chamfered and stopped beam, fireplace with heavy chamfered
lintel and 4-centred arched door to right, possibly formerly part of fireplace,
4-centred arched door to rear wing, also with deep-chamfered beams. End room to
left has moulded and stopped door frame, windows ovolo-moulded inside, end
fireplace with stone depressed 4-centred arched head. To rear left of centre
room, stone newel stair to cellar, possibly site of original stair to first floor,
to rear right, open-well stair in tower rising to attic level with splat balusters,
moulded grip handrail and moulded string; C19 roof structure. At first floor,
room to right shows line of former roof in plasterwork, similar moulded door frame
with heavy plank and batten door with strap hinges, narrower chamfers to beams
than at ground floor; similar door to central room, passage along rear of house;
end room to left has similar stone fireplace to ground floor but repositioned to
left and with hollow chamfer in moulding. (Sources: Williams, E.H.D. :
unpublished survey, RCHM).

Listing NGR: ST5439557067

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Source: English Heritage

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