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Comesbury Farmhouse and Walls Enclosing Forecourt on South Front with Mounting Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Buckland St. Mary, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9113 / 50°54'40"N

Longitude: -3.0377 / 3°2'15"W

OS Eastings: 327137

OS Northings: 112937

OS Grid: ST271129

Mapcode National: GBR M4.QS8F

Mapcode Global: FRA 46JP.NCG

Entry Name: Comesbury Farmhouse and Walls Enclosing Forecourt on South Front with Mounting Block

Listing Date: 4 February 1958

Last Amended: 30 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277977

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264084

Location: Buckland St. Mary, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Buckland St Mary

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Buckland St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


Combesbury Farmhouse
5/30 (formerly listed as Higher
Combesbury Farm House) and walls
enclosing forecourt on south.
front with mounting block


Farmhouse,C17, Local stone random rubble. Ham stone dressings, thatched roof, coped verges, brick stack right gable
end, store left and to right of entrance, also gable end of rear wing. 'L'-plant 3-cell and cross passage with unheated
inner room; stair turret opening out of hall, kitchen wing it rear added soon after. Two storeys, 4 bays, first floor
3-light wooden caseents, ground flour left tiny Ham stone lancet; 4-light ovolo moulded mullioned window under
hoodmould to left of entrance, similar 4- and 3-light to right, wide entrance with studded plank door, possibly C17.
Left return gable end unlit, door to wing with C20 window to left, 2-light window above. Interior: timber-framed
partition to left of through cassaqe, depressed 4- centred arch head doorframe to rear, similar right to hall and from
hall to inner rood, chamfered beams with scroll stops, former kitchen to left of through passage with modern grate
flanked by unidentified openings, possibly curing chamber left, kitchen at rear with bread oven; collar bead roof.
Walls enclosing forecourt on south front with mounting block. Chert stone random rubble with flat Ham stone coping,
about 1m high. Three step counting block abutting on foldyard side. A good example of a Somerset farmhouse. (VAG
Reports, unpublished SO 1975,1978 and l979).

Listing NGR: ST2713712937

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