Source/Archive record SEM8406 - Shircombe Farmhouse, Brompton Regis, Somerset: Results of a desk based appraisal & historic building assessment

Type Report
Title Shircombe Farmhouse, Brompton Regis, Somerset: Results of a desk based appraisal & historic building assessment
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2015
South West Archaeology report 150429
Parent ENPHER Source Record reference SEM8407

Abstract/Summary

SWARCH were commissioned to undertake a desk-based assessment, historic building assessment and archaeological monitoring at Shircombe Farmhouse, Brompton Regis, Somerset. This report presents the results of the historic building assessment. 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.

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

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