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Watercombe Farm House

A Grade II Listed Building in Yeovil, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9413 / 50°56'28"N

Longitude: -2.6579 / 2°39'28"W

OS Eastings: 353872

OS Northings: 115966

OS Grid: ST538159

Mapcode National: GBR MN.P0F5

Mapcode Global: FRA 56BM.6CN

Entry Name: Watercombe Farm House

Listing Date: 17 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173875

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261457

Location: Yeovil, South Somerset, Somerset, BA20

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Yeovil

Built-Up Area: Yeovil

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


1/118 Watercombe Farm House


- II

House (possibly once divided). Probably C17 late on visible evidence Ham stone,
squared in random courses, with ashlar quoins and dressings to openings,
concrete double Roman pattern roof tiles possibly on the original frame - one
long roof between coped gables; 3-brick stacks with simple capping - the brick
stepping remaining on one side stack suggests the roof was formerly thatched.
2-storeys, 5-bays, with 2-modern doorways to ground floor in simple surrounds
between three A-light ovolo moulded mullioned windows with label moulds and
leaded panes, the left hand being a modern copy: 2 and 3-light windows to first
floor, again the left-hand a modern copy. To South side a lean-to (the former
cheeseroom) with arched opening and double Roman tiled lean-to roof, now serving
as garage. Interior not seen. For a while this house served as the Dairy and
Cheese House to Abbey Farm (q.v.): documentary evidence suggests that it may
have existed before 1655. (Hall, Sir R. de Z. 'Post Medieval Land Tenure,
Preston Plucknett' 1961 SANHS Proceedings Vol. 105).

Listing NGR: ST5387215966

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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