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Higher Southtown Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Pennard, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1377 / 51°8'15"N

Longitude: -2.6332 / 2°37'59"W

OS Eastings: 355793

OS Northings: 137792

OS Grid: ST557377

Mapcode National: GBR MP.8LNY

Mapcode Global: VH8B5.9NSQ

Entry Name: Higher Southtown Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058800

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267688

Location: West Pennard, Mendip, Somerset, BA6

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: West Pennard

Built-Up Area: West Pennard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

7/215 Higher Southtown Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C16, C17, inscribed date on attic window:- "1611". Dressed stone, and coursed and squared rubble; in
alternating bands to left wing, double Roman tile roof, coped verges, C20 brick stacks on earlier bases. L-shaped
frontage, 3-unit and cross-passage plan with later wings. Two storeys, 1:1:1:1 bays; left bay in a projecting wing with
a front-facing gable, 4-light ovolo-moulded wooden mullioned window to ground floor, similar 3-light window to first
floor, stopped labels. Three and 4-light ovolo-moulded stone mullioned windows with labels to right 3 bays, except
right window to first floor hollow moulded, and centre window of 2-lights and wooden mullioned, set directly under the
eaves; outer windows to first floor set in dormer gables with copings on kneelers; stanchion bars, cast-iron casements,
those to first floor with small square-paned leaded lights. Door opening to centre of right 3 bays, studded plank door
with iron strap hinges in an ovolo-moulded and pegged wooden surround. Corresponding door on cross-passage to rear.
Right return with a decorative scrolled panel in the gable face. Interior with 2 moulded cross-beamed ceilings, to left
room on ground floor with much elaborate decoration including bosses carved as Tudor roses. This room also with re-used
C18 panelling, niche cupboard to right of fireplace, door to left with naive C18 painting of a goddess. Two fireplaces
with broad wooden bressumers, one with a 4-centred arch. C18 staircase; winder staircase, a door at its base, narrow

Listing NGR: ST5579337792

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