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Washer's Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fitzhead, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0504 / 51°3'1"N

Longitude: -3.2632 / 3°15'47"W

OS Eastings: 311549

OS Northings: 128651

OS Grid: ST115286

Mapcode National: GBR LT.G33Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 461B.QJB

Entry Name: Washer's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059205

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270328

Location: Fitzhead, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Fitzhead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


6/117 Washer's Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Early C17. Rendered over random rubble, steeply pitched slate roof, rendered stacks, large external stack at
rear. 3 cell and cross passage plan. 2-storeys, 4-bays; first floor 2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars, 4-light
on ground floor with 4 centred arch doorway with moulded jambs second bay left. Projecting 2-storey staircase bay outer
bay right. Interior: four centred arch doorway at rear of cross passage, to left kitchen with large bressummer beam
across West end incorporating chamfered lintel to fireplace, round headed entrance to stair turret right, and cupboard,
probably bacon smoking chamber, left. similar to Lower Stoford Farmhouse (q.v.). Chamfered beams with stops. Spice
cupboard built into South wall. To right hall with moulded beams forming 9 compartment ceiling, fireplace on North
wall, stairs to right, built-in cupboard on South wall with decorative hinges. To East 4 compartment ceiling with deep
hollow chamfered beams and plaster wreaths, partially renewed C19, blocked staircase bay, visible on exterior. Unspoilt
example of early C17 farmhouse.

Listing NGR: ST1154928651

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