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Stapleton Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Martock, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9859 / 50°59'9"N

Longitude: -2.7658 / 2°45'57"W

OS Eastings: 346339

OS Northings: 121001

OS Grid: ST463210

Mapcode National: GBR MH.L337

Mapcode Global: FRA 563H.SBJ

Entry Name: Stapleton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227081

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424689

Location: Martock, South Somerset, Somerset, TA12

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Martock

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST42SE MARTOCK CP LONG LOAD ROAD (East side)
STAPLETON

3/291 Stapleton Farmhouse

19.4.61

GV II*

Farmhouse. C17/C18 but with medieval origins. Ham stone roughly cut and squared, with ashlar to south end and bay
window; thatched roof with half-hip to north, coped gable to south; stone slab chimney stacks with traditional baffle
tops. Single-storey with attic, 4 bays. Bay 1 has a 2-storey angled bay window with coped gable on shaped kneelers,
with gabletted finial and weathervane, having 1+3+1 light hollow-chamfer mullioned windows; similar mullioned windows
under separate labels, of 2 lights, to bay 2 and 3-lights to bays 3 and 4; bays 3 and 4 have 3-light attic casement
windows; all windows rectangular-leaded: between bays 3 and 4 a boarded door with glazed panel, protected by deep
rustic timber and thatched porch. On north gable a further leaded timber casement, and an old boarded door at first
floor level approached by a flight of stone steps. Later extension to rear. Interior not seen, but reported is a
cross-passage 3-room plan, some deep-chamfer beams, with 9-panel ceiling to the hall, which has a cambered-arch
fireplace: the roof structure a mixture of jointed crucks and post-and-truss structures at north end, probably remains
of a hall house; one chimney dated 1688; the bay window a reused example from Bower Hinton. To rear a small C19
addition which could be a horse engine house. (VAG Report, SRO Unpublished, October 1977).

Listing NGR: ST4633921001

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

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