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Bridge Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Butleigh, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1 / 51°6'0"N

Longitude: -2.6832 / 2°40'59"W

OS Eastings: 352260

OS Northings: 133636

OS Grid: ST522336

Mapcode National: GBR MM.BS2G

Mapcode Global: VH8BB.FMW2

Entry Name: Bridge Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267727

Location: Butleigh, Mendip, Somerset, BA6

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Butleigh

Built-Up Area: Butleigh

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(east side)
ST 53 SW
Bridge Farmhouse


The entry shall be amended to read:

(east side)
12/8 Bridge Farmhouse

GV II*(star)

Farmhouse. C14, walls rebuilt in stone in C18/19 and internally
remodelled in C17; later alterations, especially in mid C19. Lias
rubble, squared and coursed to rear wing; stone-coped pantile roof
with brick gable end stacks to left end rear right wing. L plan with
rear right wing. 2 storeys; 2-winder front range. Timber-tintel
over 8/8-pane sashes to left and 2-light casement with glazing doors
to right of central C19 plank door with a glazed panel, transomelight
and gabled pantile hood on rubble base. C17 three-light ovolo-moulded
wood-mullioned windows to first floor. Right-hand south elevation,
including rear wing, has late C16/C17 three-light hollow-moulded
stone-mullioned windows to rear wing, and blocked archway (?cellar
door) to medieval gable end which has C14 single-light slit windows
above 2 blocked windows. To rear, a porch between rear wing and later
lean-to has reset C14 arched doorway with hollow/step/ogee moulding;
blocked chamfered arched doorway inside porch.
Interior: not inspected but noted as having 4 two-tier cruck-trusses,
all smoke blackened with chamfered arched and wind bracing, yoked apex
and tenoned purlins; windbrace slots to the north truss show that the
roof extended further than the present gable; similar crucks to the
rear wing. Two-centred arched and chamfered, stone doorway to first
floor rear, and piscina to first-floor centre.
Exposed beams and timber framework. Later features include C17 open
fireplaces with chamfered bressumer and C18 china cupboard with fluted
Ionic pilasters. The C14 house had a small room with an upper chamber
to the south (right) divided by a cross passage from a larger room to
the north. A high-stature C14 house, the cruck trusses being of
similar type to the Glastonbury Abbey barns and the C14 barn at
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. Significantly Butleigh was part of the
Glastonbury Abbey estate until 1536.



12/8 Bridge Farmhouse



Farmhouse. C16, C17 alterations, further C19 work. Coursed and squared rubble, coped verge, pantile roof, brick stack.
Hall house, later floored with a wing added at the rear; L plan. Two storey, 2-bay road frontage, 3-light ovolo moulded
wooden-mullioned window to left of first floor, similar modified window to right. Virtually flush-mounted 16-pane sash
window to left of ground floor, 2-light casement with glazing bars to right. Central C19 plank door with a glazed
panel, transomlight, gabled pantile hood on a rubble base. Three-light hollow-moulded stone-mullioned windows in wing
to rear; doorway in a moulded stone surround with a 4-centred head. Interior with evidence of an open hall; smoke
blackened open arch-braced two tier cruck roof. (VAG report, unpublished SRO, January l979).

Listing NGR: ST5226033636

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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