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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FAIRFIELD HOUSE

List entry Number: 1175243

Location

FAIRFIELD HOUSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SomersetWest SomersetDistrict AuthorityStogursey

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 265183

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History

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Details

ST14SE STOGURSEY CP FAIRFIELD

6/135 Fairfield House

22.5.69

GV II*

Manor House. Medieval in origin, rebuilt late C16, remains of earlier dwelling demolished, finnials removed from facade and parapet added, service area enlarged late C18, alterations by Richard Carver in 1815, restored and re-roofed early C20. Roughcast over rubble, exposed quoins on porch, Bath stone dressings, hipped pantiled roof, parapet with modillon moulded cornice, rendered stacks. 'E'-plan, corridor and kitchen wing added at rear with low flanking wings. 2 storeys with attic and 3 storey central porch, 1:2:1:2:1 bays; segmental headed 2-light dormers in wings with full height canted bays containing 5-light mullioned and transomed windows on both floors, two similar 4-light windows first floor and two 5-light ground floor to left of porch, two full height 5 x 5 light mullioned and transoned windows to right; pyramid roofed porch with pinnacle and 4 flame decorated finials, 3-light casement second floor, 3-light mullioned and transomed first floor, with empty square panel below and ashlar surround with pilasters to 4-centred arch doorway with half glazed double doors, late C18 inner double doors with fanlight. Long 4 bay right return, now entrance front. Interior: remains of late C15 decorated arch braced roof with wind bracing and moulded purlins in attic of left hand wing, 4-centred stone arch with ribbed moulding set off centre in left cross passage wall, both evidence of earlier dwelling. Late C18 plaster friezes in most rooms, coved ceiling to hall. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, January 1982 photograph in NMR).

Listing NGR: ST1875542980

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in January, (1982)
Other
Part 37 Somerset,

National Grid Reference: ST 18755 42980

Map


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