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Mayshill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.5353 / 51°32'7"N

Longitude: -2.4601 / 2°27'36"W

OS Eastings: 368184

OS Northings: 181919

OS Grid: ST681819

Mapcode National: GBR JX.GFX2

Mapcode Global: VH88B.9NTX

Plus Code: 9C3VGGPQ+4X

Entry Name: Mayshill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400837

Location: Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire, BS36

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Westerleigh

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Coalpit Heath

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Old farmhouse, probably of C15 origin, originally an open-hall house, with C17 and
C19 alterations, in course of restoration at time of survey (October, 1984);
attached to east, the new farmhouse of early C18, with some later alterations.
Old farmhouse of random pennant rubble, double Roman tiled roof (replaced stone
tiles), earth and lime mortar, mostly earth; new house of finely coursed pennant
rubble, stone dressings, half-hipped pantiled roof with brick stacks to rear, some
courses of stone tiles at front eaves. Old house originally of 3-room plan, room
to east, central open hall and smaller room to west; slightly later addition of
brewhouse to rear forming L-plan. New house has wide central hall, symmetrical
front. North front of old house of 1½ storeys, 3 windows, to right and left
formerly doors, central porch with stone tiled pitched roof and small lancet to
left, 2 small gables, to left and over porch, (hall to right), all doors and
windows of C20 restoration. Right return has door and small light, right return
of rear brewhouse has window. Rear has brewhouse attached to left with door and
window, blocked window in gable end; main house has 4 windows and door, 2 large
gables, with 2 windows to left and one to right, small single storey addition to
right. New house has front to south, of 3 storeys and 3 windows, ground floor
has 2 wooden cross windows with wedge-shaped heads and keystones, tall central
8-panelled door with C19 flat stone hood on brackets; first floor has sash to
left, central C19 round-headed window with 2-light casement in lower section,
upper section painted, relieving arch with limestone imposts and keystone, cross
window to right, outer windows with slightly cambered heads; 2nd floor has three
2-light casements, 15 panes each; projecting quoin strips and eaves cornice.
Right return has 3 windows at ground floor with cambered heads, sash to left,
2 to right blocked, 3 windows at first floor and 3 at 2nd, all blocked except 2nd
floor right 2-light casement; 2-light cellar window to left. Left return has
2-light window at 2nd floor left, gable stack of old house attached to wall. Rear
has two 2-light casements at ground floor, upper one lighting stair, door with
small porch, first floor has 2-light casement to left and right, 3 blocked and
painted 2-light casements under eaves. Interior of old house has former kitchen
to east, chamfered and scroll-stopped beams, closely spaced joists, chamfered
and stopped fireplace lintel; suspended from ceiling a fine bacon-rack with
shallow moulding and row of dentils along each side, ball-pendant at each corner;
south wall battered, other features removed during restoration. Interior of new
house has dog-leg stair to rear of hall with narrow central well, 2 straight
flights joined by winders, moulded handrail, turned balusters, open string.
Front right room has raised and fielded panelling and moulded cornice, originally
best parlour, rear right little parlour, to left servants' hall and pantry.
House owned by Smyth family of Long Ashton, probate inventory of 1741 includes
description, including old house used concurrently. (Sources: Hall, L. :
unpublished survey, NMR).

Listing NGR: ST6818481919

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