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Higher Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chilton Cantelo, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9976 / 50°59'51"N

Longitude: -2.6139 / 2°36'49"W

OS Eastings: 357018

OS Northings: 122207

OS Grid: ST570222

Mapcode National: GBR MP.KKKV

Mapcode Global: FRA 56DG.ZFK

Entry Name: Higher Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296177

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262630

Location: Chilton Cantelo, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Chilton Cantelo

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


4/18 Higher Farmhouse

- II

Farmhouse. Early C18, remodelled in 1826. Local stone cut and squared,
with Ham stone doorways and plaque; Welsh slate roof between coped
gables, stone chimney stacks. "T" plan, 2-storeys; West and North
elevations of 3-bays, the former with a left-hand gable projection.
Central doorway to both facades: that to West front having ionic capped
plain pilasters with no base, and flat entablature, framing a 6-fielded
panel door, top 2 panels glazed; that to North having a simple surround
with flat projecting stone hood on console brackets: sash windows in
plain openings with flat voussoired arches with false keystones, having
12-panes each on West and 16-panes each on North. One storey lean-to
East of the North side, and on South, against the road, a lower 2-storey
portion of C18; random stone with plain clay tile roof over 2 base
courses stone slates; timber-framed windows, some with central iron
bars; an old leaded window here and also in rear wall of main house;
part of this wing still used for cider making. In hall "Bromes Head", a
skull recorded by Collinson 1791, which has defied many attempts at
burial. Part of the former Manor of Chilton Cantelo until 1958/59:
presumably remodelled by John Old Goodford, Squire and High Sherriff of
Somerset in 1816, died 1835. The date 1826 appears in a plaque over West

Listing NGR: ST5701822207

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