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Lake Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kenn, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4201 / 51°25'12"N

Longitude: -2.8561 / 2°51'22"W

OS Eastings: 340565

OS Northings: 169354

OS Grid: ST405693

Mapcode National: GBR JC.PY00

Mapcode Global: VH7C7.FKYQ

Entry Name: Lake Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 October 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33695

Location: Kenn, North Somerset, BS21

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Kenn

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


11-OCT-61 (South side)


Farmhouse. Circa 1600, with minor C18 and C19 alterations and additions. Rendered stone rubble with dressed stone quoins and chamfered stone plinth. Pantile roof with raised stone coped verges and carved stone finials to gables. Gable-end and axial stacks with rebuilt brick shafts.
PLAN: E-plan with projecting wings to left and right and porch at centre; the larger right-hand wing has been used as a cider-house, but originally it was part of the house accommodation. Small C18/19 outshuts at rear and small C19 single storey kitchen wing on rear north west corner.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Almost symmetrical 5-bay south front with gabled wings projecting left and right and gabled 2-storey porch at centre; larger wing on right has projecting gable-end stack; C19 2-, 3-, and 4-light casements with glazing bars; porch has plain cambered-head doorway with sundial above. Similar casements on left [W] return. Right-hand [E] return of large east wing has earlier re-used carved stone as quoin on south east corner and on right an C18 3-light timber window rebated for leaded glazing and an original early C17 deeply chamfered 3-light window frame above. At rear [N] C20 fenestration, doorway on left with heavy timber frame [cut for barrel access] and old plank door with wrought-iron strap hinges, small outshuts and single storey wing on right.
INTERIOR: Very little altered and with C18 and C19 joinery including plank and panelled doors. Kitchen to left [east] has stone flag floor, deeply chamfered beams with hollow step stops, C19 fireplace and panelled window seat; small unheated room in wing at front has similar ceiling beams. Former hall at centre has inserted partitions and C20 staircase. Parlour to right of entrance has moulded ceiling beams and fireplace in axial stack with chamfered stone jambs and elliptical stone arch. Stop-chamfered ceiling beams and cupboard with swan's neck hinges and carved frieze above on first floor. Roof structure intact with collar-trusses, two tiers of tenoned-purlins, diagonal ridgepiece and common-rafters intact. Right-hand [east] wing has similar roof structure, floor at front removed, large moulded stone Tudor arch fireplace on ground floor in front gable with smaller fireplace above, its chimneypiece missing; the back room has been used as a cider-house and has a stone flag floor, an early timber baulk straight staircase to the first floor and a chamfered timber door frame with carpenter's mitres, that has been enlarged for barrels to pass through.
SOURCE: Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol; p.209.
A remarkably unaltered substantial circa 1600 house.

Listing NGR: ST4056569354

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