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Somerdon House Farmhouse and Adjoning Outhouse and Screen Wall to Left

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7605 / 53°45'37"N

Longitude: -0.2412 / 0°14'28"W

OS Eastings: 516044

OS Northings: 430780

OS Grid: TA160307

Mapcode National: GBR VSRY.LQ

Mapcode Global: WHHGR.8RD0

Entry Name: Somerdon House Farmhouse and Adjoning Outhouse and Screen Wall to Left

Listing Date: 21 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 166666

Location: Preston, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU12

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Preston

Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Hull

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Preston All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

PRESTON NEAT MARSH ROAD
TA 13 SE
(west side)
1/29 Somerdon House Farmhouse
and adjoining outhouses
and screen wall to left

- II
Farmhouse and adjoining outhouses and screen wall. c1825 with earlier
origins; later C19 rear addition. Yellow brick in Flemish bond, with red
brick to right return and rear addition. Welsh slate roof. T-shaped on
plan: 2-room, central entrance-hall west front with later double-depth wing
to rear; short wall screens adjoining outhouses to left. 2 storeys, 3 bays;
symmetrical. Painted ashlar plinth. Entrance has 3 stone steps to wooden
doorcase with ribbed pilasters carrying entablature with plain frieze,
moulded cornice and hood; 4-panel door beneath moulded cornice and radial
fanlight in round-headed fielded-panelled reveal. Full-height flat-fronted
bows to each side have tripartite sashes in splayed reveals with painted
ashlar lintels. Ground- and first-floor sill bands. Central first-floor
sash beneath similar lintel. All windows with later C19 plate-glass sashes.
Ovolo-moulded corniced wooden gutter; coped parapets to bays. Hipped roof.
Stone-coped end stacks with tapered square pots. Screen wall to left,
single-storey height, has plinth (stuccoed to right), 2-course brick band,
round-headed entrance flanked by pair of small 2-pane sliding sashes, brick
coping ramped-up to house on right. Rear wing has 4-pane sashes and board
doors with plain overlights beneath rubbed-brick cambered arches. Interior.
Entrance hall has ribbed and coved cornice, plasterwork acanthus ceiling
rose, open well staircase with wreathed corniced handrail, column balusters
and profiled cheek-pieces. Moulded skirting and moulded 6-fielded-panel
doors throughout. Stair window and all doors in ribbed panelled architraves
with carved ram's heads to the angles, moulded cornices and hoods, and those
to the main ground-floor rooms also with plain friezes. First-floor front
rooms each have a similar ram's head fire surround with a moulded cornice
and mantelshelf, flanked by a pair of 6-fielded-panel cupboard doors in
similar architraves. First-floor room, rear right, has carved stone
pilastered chimney-piece with foliate capitals. Not fully investigated.
The farm is named Cold Harbour on the 1824 OS 1 inch map, and was also known
as West End Cottage in the early C19. A stylish house with good original
interior details. Victoria County History: York, East Riding, vol 5, 1984,
p 190.


Listing NGR: TA1604430780

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