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Plainsfield Court Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Over Stowey, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.123 / 51°7'22"N

Longitude: -3.1522 / 3°9'7"W

OS Eastings: 319462

OS Northings: 136599

OS Grid: ST194365

Mapcode National: GBR LZ.9F8H

Mapcode Global: VH6H5.91YF

Plus Code: 9C3R4RFX+54

Entry Name: Plainsfield Court Farm

Listing Date: 13 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261338

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437848

Location: Over Stowey, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA5

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Over Stowey

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added to the list:-


1/10001 Plainsfield Court Farm


Farmhouse. C15, remodelled and extended in late C16, C17 and
late C19. Built of coursed and uncoursed rubble; Welsh and
artificial slate roofs with pantiles to north outshut; C19
brick and older stone stacks.
PLAN: Late medieval open hall house on east-west alignment
remodelled in late C16 with axial stack inserted against
through passage and inserted ground-floor ceiling; lateral
stack heating west cross wing projecting to north of parlour
end (to right) of 3-unit through-passage plan; later extension
further to west, making T-shaped plan; north wing extended in
early 19th century and east service wing rebuilt and extended
in late C19, when the house was subdivided.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 3-window range to front, with late C19
segmental brick arches over 3-light casements and 6-panelled
door with C19 brick quoins; C18 brick quoins to left and late
C19 brick quoins to right over late C19 one to 3-light
casements to first floor. Late C17 porch to left with probably
reset and C15 ogee-moulded architrave to doorway, and reset
C15 brattished cornice and late C19 4-panelled door
internally. The front face of the north wing, to right, has
3-light casements in similar segmental-headed ground-floor
surrounds and 3-light first-floor casements with brick quoins;
straight joint marks extent of earlier wing; C19 outshot to
rear of this, with 2-light casements; the right-hand gable has
a reset C15 cusp-headed window. Similar fenestration to rear
of main range, with C19 brick architraves and timber lintels.
Late C19 left-hand wing, of 2 storeys with 2-window east front
and one-window returns, has similar fenestration in
segmental-arched brick surrounds.
INTERIOR: not inspected but noted as including the following
features: smoke-blacked former open hall roof with
stop-chamfered detail to 2 arch-braced trusses with windbraces
and 2 rows of tenoned purlins; 3 jointed cruck trusses in
cross wing projecting to north. Late C16 ceiling inserted into
hall, with deeply-chamfered beams dividing it into 16
compartments. C18 staircase with turned balusters. Cross wing
has plaster panel over fireplace with date 1665 and Blake
family arms (probably to mark inheriting of the house by John
and Elizabeth Blake following the death of Humphrey Blake in
that year), and elaborately moulded plaster to beamed'ceiling
with the area within the 4 compartments being coved; part of
this wing was used as service area in C19, when wash boiler
installed; former dairy to west end with slate shelving; C18
and C19 joinery, doors and fireplaces.
An interesting large house which would repay detailed
investigation, the west cross wing being probably original and
unusually divided at an early stage in order to provide a form
of ante-room to the hall.

Listing NGR: ST1946236599

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

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