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Latitude: 50.9985 / 50°59'54"N
Longitude: -3.0254 / 3°1'31"W
OS Eastings: 328138
OS Northings: 122622
OS Grid: ST281226
Mapcode National: GBR M4.KH9W
Mapcode Global: FRA 46KG.TBL
Entry Name: The Thatch
Listing Date: 17 November 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1060368
English Heritage Legacy ID: 270926
Location: Thornfalcon, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA3
District: Taunton Deane
Civil Parish: Thornfalcon
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
5/137 The Thatch
Farmhouse. Late medieval, ceiled C16, undergoing restorations and enlargement at time of survey (November 1984).
Rendered over rubble, half-hipped thatched roof, lateral brick stack rising from eaves south-east corner, rebuilt brick
stack on stone base to left of cross passage. Plan: double ended open hall, ceiled, lower end rebuilt and possibly a
byre, kitchen lean-to addition north front. One and a half storeys, lean-to addition left with catslide roof forming
porch, 6-light window rising through eaves above entrance to through paassage, plank door, to left 2-light chamfered
wooden mullioned windows of unusual section, plank door with light above in re-entrance angle to porch, lit by small
glazed opening in facade. Left return fronting road, 2-bay with 3 early C19 leaded iron casements; right return now
forming junction with C20 addition, not included. Bread oven projection to cross passage stack protrudes on south
front. Interior: partially sighted. Timber framed partitions with wattle and daub infill partly rebuilt in brick to
left of cross passage and between hall and inner room, both rising to roof, 2 peaked door frames to latter, 4-panel
compartment ceiling to inner room, winder stair, stud and panel screen between through passage and hall with stairs
behind. Said to contain evidence of cruck truss roof. The 2-light window on the north front is thought to have been
originally 4-light and to pre-date the ceiling of the open hall in the C16. A very interesting little building now much
modified by C20 addition. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, January 1981).
Listing NGR: ST2813822622
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