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Higher Sowerhill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Brushford, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0102 / 51°0'36"N

Longitude: -3.5824 / 3°34'56"W

OS Eastings: 289082

OS Northings: 124613

OS Grid: SS890246

Mapcode National: GBR LD.JL82

Mapcode Global: FRA 36DF.S76

Entry Name: Higher Sowerhill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429121

Location: Brushford, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA22

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Brushford

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


SS92SE BRUSHFORD CP
EXEBRIDGE

13/42 Higher Somerhill Farmhouse
-

- II

Farmhouse. C16, refenestrated C19 and some internal alterations early C20. Roughcast over rubble and cob, thatched
roof, external stacks gable ends, rebuilt brick chimney right, roughcast left, roof continued as catslide over enlarged
lateral stack right of entrance with rebuilt brick chimney. Plan: 3-cell and cross passage, passage now blocked, stair
turret opening out of hall, outshot at rear, Two storeys, 1:2 bays, full height projecting chimney bay to right of
entrance, 2 and 3-light wooden casements, leaded light on right return of chimney bay, plank door with inserted light
and hooded thatched porch. Left return gable end first floor, Gothic window with divided tracery. Interior: former
kitchen to left of through passage is featureless, chamfered plank and muntin screen with depressed Tudor arch head,
chamfered beams with step and runout stops, C19 lintel to hall fireplace, bread oven, inner room with lateral beams,
possibly rebuilt; upper floor, stud and plant screen infill to one of 3 pairs of jointed crucks, one rising from floor
level. The farmhouse is shown as Higher Sourill on the 1822 Greewood map of Somerset. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO,
April 1975).


Listing NGR: SS8908224613

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Description


SS92SE BRUSHFORD CP
EXEBRIDGE

13/42 Higher Somerhill Farmhouse
-

- II

Farmhouse. C16, refenestrated C19 and some internal alterations early C20. Roughcast over rubble and cob, thatched
roof, external stacks gable ends, rebuilt brick chimney right, roughcast left, roof continued as catslide over enlarged
lateral stack right of entrance with rebuilt brick chimney. Plan: 3-cell and cross passage, passage now blocked, stair
turret opening out of hall, outshot at rear, Two storeys, 1:2 bays, full height projecting chimney bay to right of
entrance, 2 and 3-light wooden casements, leaded light on right return of chimney bay, plank door with inserted light
and hooded thatched porch. Left return gable end first floor, Gothic window with divided tracery. Interior: former
kitchen to left of through passage is featureless, chamfered plank and muntin screen with depressed Tudor arch head,
chamfered beams with step and runout stops, C19 lintel to hall fireplace, bread oven, inner room with lateral beams,
possibly rebuilt; upper floor, stud and plant screen infill to one of 3 pairs of jointed crucks, one rising from floor
level. The farmhouse is shown as Higher Sourill on the 1822 Greewood map of Somerset. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO,
April 1975).


Listing NGR: SS8908224613

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