Site Event/Activity record EEM14622 - 2014-5: HBA - Shircombe Farmhouse



South West Archaeology


September 2014/April 2015


SWARCH were commissioned to undertake a desk-based assessment, historic building assessment and archaeological monitoring at Shircombe Farmhouse, Brompton Regis, Somerset. The Grade II Listed farmhouse at Shircombe is a largely mid 19th Century rebuild and enlargement of a 17th Century three cell cross passage house with a lateral stack. The axial stack at the western end of the building is an 18th Century addition. Between the addition of this stack and the mid 19th Century enlargement, the building appears to have fallen into a semi ruinous state. The farmhouse retains a fairly complete survival of the 19th Century decorative schema of the building, of a relatively simple style. These features are not noted necessarily for retention but in consideration of the analysis and recording of the building. The overall impression is of compromises being made within the layout and architectural details of the building, with the focus being upon the scale of the building as a statement of wealth and status.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Wapshott, E. and Walls, S.. 2014. Shircombe Farmhouse, Brompton Regis, Somerset: Results of a desk based appraisal, historic roof assessment & archaeological monitoring.
  • <2> Report: Wapshott, E., Walls, S. and Hosegood, V.. 2015. Shircombe Farmhouse, Brompton Regis, Somerset: Results of a desk based appraisal & historic building assessment.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1620384, Extant 9 May 2022.



Location Shircombe Farmhouse, Shircombe Farm, Brompton Regis, Somerset
Grid reference SS 9355 3164 (point) MasterMap
Map sheet SS93SW

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Shircombe Farmhouse, Hownel Lane, Brompton Regis (Building)

Record last edited

May 9 2022 10:35PM