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Swan Thatch

A Grade II Listed Building in Seavington St Michael, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9334 / 50°56'0"N

Longitude: -2.8411 / 2°50'27"W

OS Eastings: 340992

OS Northings: 115215

OS Grid: ST409152

Mapcode National: GBR MD.PG1R

Mapcode Global: FRA 46YM.T4R

Entry Name: Swan Thatch

Listing Date: 18 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056966

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264169

Location: Seavington St. Michael, South Somerset, Somerset, TA19

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Seavington St Michael

Built-Up Area: Seavington St Michael

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: South Petherton with the Seavingtons and the Lambrooks

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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2/80 Swan Thatch


Detached cottage, apparently once divided. Circa 1600 origins, modified. Ham stone rubble; thatched roof between
stepped coped gables; brick end and intermediate chimney stacks. Two storeys, four bays. Horizontal-bar casement
windows, 4-light bay 1 and 3-light bays 3 and 4, all with timber lintels, the window to upper bay 1 set into the
thatch, where the eaves over bays 1 and 2 is set lower: to bay 2 a boarded door in heavy frame, and similar door in
deep recess left of bay 4. Timber leanto against west gable and linking covered wing on east gable. 0utshut to rear.
Interior not seen, but reported is a 3-room cross-passage plan of what was probably a single-storey house originally,
with stair and main fireplace alongside the passage; fireplace has one side timber-framed, with timber-framed smoke
hood above, and the central room has a 6-panel beamed ceiling; oven on northwest corner, probably of later date; roof
trusses of early collar and tie beam type, closed posts. Enclosing a small garden, about 1.2 metres deep, to bays 3 and
4 only a low stone wall with wrought-iron spearpoint railings, having arch-braced urn-cap finials, matching gate
opposite bay 4 door, carved returns to each end, adding to setting of the house, which was formerly the village bakery,
and which later served as a Post 0ffice. (VAG Report, unpublished SR0, January 1979).

Listing NGR: ST4099215215

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