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Noverton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Southam, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9103 / 51°54'37"N

Longitude: -2.0285 / 2°1'42"W

OS Eastings: 398133

OS Northings: 223529

OS Grid: SO981235

Mapcode National: GBR 2M6.9XJ

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.S7GX

Plus Code: 9C3VWX6C+4H

Entry Name: Noverton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134507

Location: Southam, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Southam

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Noverton Farmhouse



Large detached house. C16 and C19. Limestone rubble with dressed
stone quoins, much of rear wall now faced in unpainted incised
render. Stone slate on the forward facing roof pitch, artificial
stone slate at rear. C19 extension; coursed squared and dressed
limestone with an artificial stone slate roof. Coursed squared and
dressed limestone and brick, lean-to on left with slate roof, lean-
to on right with a stone slate roof. Brick stacks, one on an
ashlar stump. Long rectangular plan with cross gable with through
passage off-centre right. Diagonal buttress at corner of cross
gable suggests the bay to the right of the cross gable may have
been added shortly after the main phase of building. Cl9 extension
at right angles rear right. Main body; 2 storeys with cross-gabble
off-centre right. Five bays with 2, 3 and 4-light double-chamfered
stone-mullioned casements with 4-centred arched heads, carved
spandrels and stopped hoods. Blocked 2-light window with hood
removed, to ground floor far left. Two-light window with
horizontal glazing bars to first floor above. Cast-iron security
bars to ground floor, similar bars to first floor. Far right-hand
first floor window with hollow chamfers. C19 porch with flat
coping and finial to cross gable concealing an early studded plank
door retaining part of an early thumb latch. The door lies within
the original hollow-chamfered Tudor-arched surround. Doorway
opens into through passage with similar early plank door within a
segmental-headed flat-chamfered surround with moulded stops. Small
flat-chamfered rectangular window (now blocked) to right. Blocked
doorway over porch and similar blocked doorway in same position in
south facing gable suggests the former presence of some form of
exterior access to these doorways. Fenestration at rear similar to
that of entrance front, including one 2-light hollow-chamfered
stone-mullioned casement. One C20 three-light casement towards
east gable end. Change in wall line to left of this point suggests
rebuilding of part of this wall. East gable end (possibly rebuilt
during C19) is lit by four 2-light stone-mullioned casements with
four-centred arched heads, two now blocked and one mutilated. The
un-mutilated mullions are hollow-chamfered. West gable end
comprises a single light window (restored) on the ground floor, 2-
light stone-mullioned casements to first floor and attic. Stopped
hood over first floor window. Flat coping at gable ends. Off-the-
ridge stack to left of cross gable.
Interior; flagged floors. Squared-panelled timber-framed
partition walls. Tie beams with deep flat chamfers with small
intersecting beams to main body throughout. Small blocked
rectangular window with flat-chamfered stone surround in former
west gable end of main body. Mutilated stone Tudor-arched
fireplace (at one time plastered in) with a small keystone. Roof
over room with cross gables contains tie beams whose soffits are
painted red. Mortice holes in these beams and wall plaster to
height of the beams suggest the first floor room formerly had a
higher ceiling. Single arch-braced collar beam truss towards east
end of main body may represent a roof truss from an open hall or an
upstairs room open to the roof. Small room to right of main
entrance (now a bathroom) is reputed to have once been a chapel
containing an aumbry (now covered up) and an altar. History;
probably built by the Baghot family in the early C16. In the 1540s
William Baghot had a 'fair house' at Noverton called Hall Place.
In 1569 William Baghot's manor of Hall Place was described as
lately belonging to Llanthony Priory. Later known as Upper
Noverton Farm.
(V.C.H., Vol VIII, p 73-74; Plan in Gloucester Records Office)

Listing NGR: SO9813323529

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