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Chard Manor Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chard, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.869 / 50°52'8"N

Longitude: -2.964 / 2°57'50"W

OS Eastings: 332262

OS Northings: 108165

OS Grid: ST322081

Mapcode National: GBR M7.TDXF

Mapcode Global: FRA 46PS.TB6

Plus Code: 9C2VV29P+JC

Entry Name: Chard Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374035

Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Chard Town

Built-Up Area: Chard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Chard St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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756-1/4/8 (West side)
24/03/50 Chard Manor Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now residential home. C15/early C16; completely
remodelled and extended, c1740. Painted render with Ham Hill
stone dressings and slate roof with brick stacks. Single-depth
through-passage 3-unit plan with central open hall extended to
4-unit 2-storey plan in mid C18. C20 outshut to rear.
2 storeys, 7-window range. 6-panel door under 3rd window from
left with pediment on brackets. Moulded stone cornice and
copings to parapet and gable ends. All windows are 6/6-pane
sashes with thick glazing bars and forward frames.
INTERIOR: room to left has axial stopped-chamfer beam and
large brick inglenook fireplace with oak lintel to back left
corner; small cupboard with drawer below set into rear wall.
Entrance hall has open-well, open-string staircase with carved
brackets and turned balusters supporting swept and wreathed
mahogany rail. Square landing has 1740 box-cornice, which,
with the ceiling, is enriched with later-C18 Rococco
plasterwork. Round-arched window in rear wall on half-landing
with raised-and-fielded panelling to reveals. Room to right of
hall has raised-and-fielded panelling, stone fireplace,
semi-circular alcove and a door in the back wall; low ceiling
with wooden cornice and deep-set windows with
raised-and-fielded panelled shutters and window seats. Room to
far right is fully panelled with fireplace on end wall. This
has a dentilled mantel shelf with egg-and-dart ornaments; the
surround itself has rich Baroque ornament. Former late
medieval 3-bay open hall has moulded (ogee and hollow)
surround to ground-floor fireplace on rear wall and 2
arch-braced collar trusses with trenched purlins; feet of
principal rafters (possibly jointed crucks) have been
truncated; 2-bay service end with similar truss to left,
(west), and ground-floor beam. First-floor rooms are plain.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURE: C19 cottage, set back and attached to left
with rear extension. Render on rubble, double-pitch pantile
roof. 2 storeys, one-window range. Connected inside to main
house, totally altered c1970.

Listing NGR: ST3225908163

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