Source/Archive record SEM8339 - South Haddon Farmhouse, Brompton Regis parish: Report on the farmhouse

Type Report
Title South Haddon Farmhouse, Brompton Regis parish: Report on the farmhouse
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2012
Isabel Richardson report

Abstract/Summary

The farmhouse was visited on 4th May 2012. It is listed Grade II with the barn to the west, and is set on the southern slope of Haddon Hill, facing southeast. The farmhouse is now a two storey three room plan with a lobby or baffle entry but was originally a cross passage house. It has a slate roof and either cob or stone walls. There is smoke blackening on some of the roof timbers and the front wall at ground level is 0.8 metres wide, confirming that the property was originally a late medieval single storey three room open hall house, probably built between 1450 and 1550. The property also has interesting windows, some of which may be late 17th Century in date. The interior also has many interesting features, including a decorative plaster frieze in the current dining room. The property has seen many changes since it was built. Over the centuries, time and money have been spent improving and adding to the original building. The three different roof structures, the unique dated windows, the adding of chimneys, the gentrification of the lower room and the rear and west extensions all add to the very interesting and unusual story of the development of the house.

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  • South Haddon Farmhouse and barn adjoining to west, Brompton Regis (Building)

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Record last edited

Sep 25 2018 12:06PM