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Littleton Wood Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Semington, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3402 / 51°20'24"N

Longitude: -2.1331 / 2°7'59"W

OS Eastings: 390824

OS Northings: 160136

OS Grid: ST908601

Mapcode National: GBR 1SJ.TT9

Mapcode Global: VH96X.ZK5X

Entry Name: Littleton Wood Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262377

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435200

Location: Semington, Wiltshire, BA14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Semington

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Semington

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 96 SW
(north side)
5/187 Littleton Wood Farmhouse

Farmhouse, now two dwellings. Circa 1500, extended C16 and mid
C17. Rubble stone, partly timber-framed with brick nogging, stone
slate roof with coped verges, stone or brick gable end stacks.
Rambling L-plan, hall range with added wings. Two-storey, 3-window
south front. Four-panelled door in chamfered surround with lean-to
porch to left, 2-light and 3-light cyma-mullioned casements to
right, first floor has 2-light ovolo-mullioned casement over door,
2-light and 3-light cyma-mullioned casements to right. Right
return has 2-light recessed chamfered-mullioned casement, C20 door
to C16 link wing. Projecting to left of front is parlour of c1600,
later stable, with recessed chamfered mullioned casements to south
gable end, blocked door to east side, left return with lean-to
addition, C19 canted bay with margin-pane French windows to left
return of main range. Rear has restored leaded casements to
timber-framed gable, blocked door to left. Early C17 parlour range
to rear has 4-light ovolo-mullioned casements with king mullions
and hoodmoulds to ground and first floor of rear and east gable
end, 3-light mullioned casement to attics, coped verges and stack
at west end. Single-storey outhouse extension attached rear right.
Interior: Hall range has open fireplace with chamfered lintel at
west end, chamfered beams to inserted ceiling, chamber over has
Tudor-arched stone fireplace. Smoke-blackened collar and tie-beam
trusses over 2½ bay former open hall, closed truss between open
hall and 2-bay eastern service end. Short north wing has framed
newel stairs with closed strings, splat balusters, square newels
with finials and moulded handrail, probably late C16. C17 parlour
wing has Tudor-arched stone fireplace with moulded cornice, fine
plaster ceiling with thin moulded ribs in geometric design, floral
decoration and moulded roundels, ovolo-moulded doorway with planked
and ribbed door with ornamental strap hinges, first floor chamber
with Tudor-arched stone fireplace with cornice, 2-bay collar and
tie-beam trusses with chamfered purlins. House began as a timber-
framed hall house of late Medieval date; C16 services extended and
stairs added to north; hall ceiled, partly rebuilt in rubble stone
and parlour added to south in early C17; mid C17 stone parlour
wing built to north and south wing became a stable. Property owned
by Long family from the Dissolution, an inventory in WRO lists
goods belonging to Henry Long of Littleton Wood Farm, at his death
in 1612.
(Wiltshire Buildings Record, Devizes)

Listing NGR: ST9082460136

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

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