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Crane Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Somerton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0521 / 51°3'7"N

Longitude: -2.7284 / 2°43'42"W

OS Eastings: 349037

OS Northings: 128337

OS Grid: ST490283

Mapcode National: GBR MK.G0KK

Mapcode Global: FRA 565B.NVJ

Plus Code: 9C3V372C+RJ

Entry Name: Crane Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 263026

Location: Somerton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Somerton

Built-Up Area: Somerton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Farmhouse. Medieval origins, extended C17 and remodelled C19. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings;
clay pantiled roof between coped gables with gabletted finials; stone chimney stacks. Complex closed U-plan; the north
west section thought to be medieval, the south east of C17 with rebuilt front in C19. Two storeys, 3 bay east
elevation. Horizontal bar casement windows, 4 light to outer bays and 3 light upper; central pointed arched doorway
protected by timber, glass and tile porch. In ground floor of north gable a hollow chamfer mullioned 2-light window
with hood mould, possibly reset; sundry straight joints in this gable, and at bottom right a relieving arch going below
ground level. Interior not seen, but reported are two massive cruck trusses in north west section with tenoned purlins
and one row of wind braces, some smoke blackening; in south west section a room with 12 panel framed ceiling, curved
head fireplace, flagstone floor. An important house, with attached barn (qv) and nearby Pigeon House (qv), which
represents the abandoned capital messuage of the former Somerton Erleigh estate. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 1981).

Listing NGR: ST4906928306

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